Jordan, Vernon E. 1935-

Vernon can read! : a memoir / Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. ; with Annette Gordon-Reed. - 1st ed. - New York : Public Affairs, c2001. - viii, 344 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes index.

My Mother's Son -- At Home in the World -- DePauw -- Chicago Interlude -- Howard Law School -- Mr. Hollowell -- Ms. Hurley and the NAACP -- The Dollar and the Ballot -- A World Opened Wide -- Building Blocks -- Building Bridges -- At the Helm -- Endurance -- American Dream, American Reality -- Family Matters.

The civil rights leader, attorney, and former head of the National Urban League recounts his boyhood in segregated Atlanta, his career, and the social changes he helped to bring about.

189162069X 9781891620690


Jordan, Vernon E. 1935-

National Urban League--Biography.

African Americans--Biography.
African American political activists--Biography.
African American lawyers--Biography.
African American civil rights workers--Biography.
African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century.
Civil rights movements--History--United States--20th century.

Atlanta (Ga.)--Biography.

E185.97.J78 / A3 2001

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