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Vernon Jordan '57 to Deliver Martin Luther King Convocation at Fisk University

January 13, 2006

vernon jordan.jpgJanuary 13, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan will deliver the convocation address 10 a.m. Jan. 19 in Fisk University's Memorial Chapel in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr," reports the City Paper of Nashville, Tennessee. Jordan is a 1957 graduate of DePauw University. "The event, sponsored in part by Dell Inc., R.H. Boyd Publishing, and Sprint Nextel Corporation, will also feature brief remarks by Dell executive and retired Army Major General Vernon Jordan After.jpgFrank Miller."

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Vernon Jordan is the former president of the National Urban League and served as an adviser to Presidents Clinton and Carter. He is senior managing director of Lazard LLC. Jordan, an advisory member of DePauw's Board of Trustees, has twice served as DePauw's commencement speaker, and marked the release of his memoir, Vernon Can Read!, with a speech on October 27, 2001, in which he spoke of his days as a student in Greencastle (access a story with video and audio clips here). More recently, in the fall Jordan co-chaired DePauw Discourse 2005 and made a presentation on "Civility and Politics."

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