The long and storied career of Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. one of the nations finest speakers, has carried him from work on the civil rights front lines in the South to the National Urban League to positions of influence at the highest level of business and politics. A friend and confidant to presidents, Vernon Jordan has never forgotten the men and women, from Wiley Branton to Martin Luther King, from Fannie Lou Hamer to Whitney Young to Primus King, whose oratorical skill in service to social justice deeply influenced him. Their examples, and voices, mixed with Vernons own make this book both a history and an embodiment of black speech at its finest, full of emotion, controlled force, righteous indignation, love of country, and awe in front of the challenges ahead.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.is a senior managing director of Lazard Frres and Co. LLC in New York. He was previously president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League, executive director of the United Negro College Fund, Inc., and director of the Voter Education Project of the Southern Regional Council. He served as chairman of the Clinton Presidential Transition Team in 1992 and is senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, LLP.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description ReadHowYouWant. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2841340935
Book Description ReadHowYouWant, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Large Print 16 pt. Bookseller Inventory # SONG145879394X