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Vernon Jordan '57 to Discuss Civil Rights Movement at Rutgers School of Law

Vernon Jordan '57 to Discuss Civil Rights Movement at Rutgers School of Law

September 29, 2009

vernon_jordan mv.jpgSeptember 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 vernon jordan arw2007.jpgauthored Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir and Make It Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out.

His honors include receiving the Spingarn Medal, NAACP's highest honor for achievement, and the Trumpet Award. (at right: Jordan speaking at DePauw's Alumni Reunion Celebration, June 9, 2007)

Last month, Jordan appeared on PBS' Tavis Smiley to discuss the passing of his friend, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Learn more in this story.