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Vernon E. Jordan To Speak At The University Of Virginia

October 4, 2002-- Vernon E. Jordan, civil rights leader, lawyer and political insider, will speak at the University of Virginia’s Old Cabell Hall, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m.

Jordan is a former president of the National Urban League and former executive director of the United Negro College Fund. Considered one of the most powerful lawyers in America, Jordan has been a Washington power broker and served as an adviser to former President Bill Clinton. He was one of the most visible and influential leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Jordan is a partner in the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.

Annette Gordon-Reed, author and associate professor at New York University Law School, will introduce Jordan. After reading Gordon-Reed’s acclaimed book, “Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: An American Controversy,” Jordan asked her to write the story of his life. Gordon-Reed will discuss how she approached the writing of “Vernon Can Read.”

The talk is part of the Exploration in Black Leadership series and is cosponsored by the Institute of Public History and the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Contact: Katherine Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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