The Rev. Al Sharpton told the Amsterdam News that it was very hard doing the funeral of his longtime colleague, the respected lawyer and civil rights activist Colin Moore.

The civil rights attorney was perhaps best nationally known for defending the accused during the Central Park Jogger trial, but in Brooklyn and New York in general he was beloved as a proud Guyanese family man, community organizer, lecturer and social observer.

He was born in Guyana, on April 24, 1941; Moore’s family said he “sadly died of natural causes at the age of 80 in New York City” on Jan. 9, 2022.

Colin Moore’s funeral was held at Crown Heights’ First Baptist Church and included a virtual viewing and memorial page.

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