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Vernon Jordan '57 to Speak at National Portrait Gallery Next Week

Vernon Jordan '57 to Speak at National Portrait Gallery Next Week

April 2, 2012

Vernon Jordan 2009 Tavis"Share the experience of being a 'Living Self-Portrait' on April 9, when civil rights icon and portrait subject Vernon Jordan shares his story with former museum director Marc Pachter in a lecture at the National Portrait Gallery," notes the Washington Post. "Jordan, whose image hangs in the gallery as part of the exhibition The Black List, will discuss his experiences in the civil rights movement and its impact on American history."

Learn more about the free program at the newspaper's website.

A 1957 DePauw University graduate, Vernon E. Jordan Jr. returned to his alma mater on February 19 to deliver the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Lecture as part of DePauw's 175th anniversary celebration. A summary is available here.

An advisory member of DePauw's Board of Trustees, Jordan is the former president of the National Urban League and has served as an adviser to U.S. presidents, including Bill Clinton, who he introduced at an Ubben Lecture on campus last November (seen in photo at left).

Jordan is a partner at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC in New York and senior managing director of Lazard Group LLC. He is also of counsel/senior counsel at Akin Gump.