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Documentary Featuring Vernon Jordan '57 Premieres on HBO Monday

August 22, 2008

Vernon Jordan Tight 44.jpgAugust 22, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "Vernon Jordan points out there is a definition of black America but none for white America" in The Black List, Vol. 1, which premieres Monday night on HBO. The documentary -- which features Jordan, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University and 21 other individuals -- is among "Six Picks" recommended in today's Christian Science Monitor.

In the acclaimed film, "Prominent African-Americans address the camera and tell poignant, humorous, and candid stories of their lives -- their inspirations, aspirations, and struggles," notes the newspaper.

The Black List: Volume One was featured at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Besides Jordan, other contributors to the film include Sean Combs, Chris Rock, Colin Powell, Suzan-Lori Parks Jordan Farber.jpgand Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. (at right: Jordan greets Robert H. Farber '35, vice president emeritus and professor emeritus of education at DePauw)

Access the item at the Monitor's Web site.

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., senior managing director of Lazard Frères & Co., is former president of the National Urban League and advised Presidents Clinton and Carter. An advisory member of DePauw's Board of Trustees, Jordan is co-producer of the Broadway bioplay, Thurgood.

Learn more in this recent story.

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