Vernon Jordan '57 to Discuss Civil Rights Movement at Rutgers School of Law
September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Vernon E. Jordan Jr., the civil rights leader and presidential adviser who is a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, will deliver the 2009 Paul S. Miller Distinguished Lecture at the Rutgers School of Law - Newark. The program will take place on Tuesday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m. Jordan will discuss "The Civil Rights Movement: Its Successes and Failures."
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Vernon Jordan is the former president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League, former executive director of the United Negro College Fund, Inc., and served as an adviser to Presidents Clinton and Carter. He currently is a director of Lazard Ltd. and Lazard Group and senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Jordan serves as an advisory member of DePauw's Board of Trustees. He has authored Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir and Make It Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out.
Last month, Jordan appeared on PBS' Tavis Smiley to discuss the passing of his friend, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Learn more in this story.Back