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Make It Plain is a collection of Jordan's finest oratory, carefully selected and put into historical context. From the eulogy at the funeral service of the Honorable Thurgood Marshall at the National Cathedral to the post-9/11 sermon at the first Congregational Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Jordan's words resound. Reflected here through a lifetime of stirring, impassioned, convincing, and direct public speaking, Jordan takes his place as one of the great speakers of his era, an inheritor of the tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins, Whitney M. Young, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, and the Rev. Gardner C. Taylor.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781586482985
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Publication date: 11/3/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. is a senior managing director of Lazard Frères & 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 & Feld, LLP.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Urban League Beginnings, 1971 1

New Ideas for the New South, 1976 27

Battling the Callousness of Political Reality, 1977 45

Declaring Our Interdependence, 1979 69

Civil Rights: Past Gains, Present Uncertainty, 1981 85

Our Children, Our Peers, 1981 109

Bad Fix in America: The Reagan Years, 1983 117

A Year of Cascading Change, 1989 149

A Powerful Voice: Not Stilled, Still Heard, 1993 171

Entering the Third Millennium, 2001 183

A True Alfalfan at Heart, 2004 199

Praising the Lord and the Legacy, 2008 205

Acknowledgments 223

Index 225

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