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.
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.
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
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.
Katherine Jackson, (434) 924-3629