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Jordan, Vernon E., Jr. With Annette Gordon-Reed

Published by Public Affairs, 2001
ISBN 10: 189162069X / ISBN 13: 9781891620690
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Title: VERNON CAN READ! - A Memoir

Publisher: Public Affairs

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Slightly Frayed DJ

Edition: First Edition


343pp Jordan writes of the struggles, changes and dangers of black life in the civil rights era, and of his participation is all the great civil rights movements. (Loc 977/1). Bookseller Inventory # 28797

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Synopsis: From the civil rights revolution to the halls of power, the life story of a larger-than-life American leader. As a student in Atlanta, Vernon Jordan had a summer job driving a white banker around town. During the man's afternoon naps, Jordan passed the time reading books, a fact that astounded his boss. "Vernon can read!" the man exclaimed to his relatives. Nearly fifty years later, Vernon Jordan, long-time civil rights leader, adviser and close friend to presidents and business leaders, and one of the most charismatic figures in America, has written an unforgettable book about his life and times. It is a story that encompasses the sweeping struggles, changes, and dangers of black life during the civil rights revolution. After attending a predominantly white college in the midwest and graduating from Howard University Law School, Jordan became involved in the civil rights movement. He l ed the voter education project to register black voters in the South, and was president of the National Urban League, one of the great civil rights organizations of the era, where he was instrumental in integrating American businesses and providing economic and social support to the expanding black middle class. He survived a white racist's assassination attempt and later became a pillar of America's legal, corporate, and political worlds. But Jordan's life was shaped in his early years, and this book is also a moving testament to the family whose support and courage provided the framework for his achievements. Vernon Can Read! is a remarkable memoir of a life of courage, pride, sacrifice, style and accomplishment.

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