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Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. to Discuss Legacy of Civil Rights Movement in October 6 Miller Lecture

September 15, 2009 – 
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., eminent lawyer, civil rights leader, and adviser to presidents, will deliver the 2009 Paul S. Miller Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, October 6, atVernon Jordan Rutgers School of Law–Newark. A noted speaker and frequent guest on major national and radio broadcasts, Jordan will discuss the legacy of the civil rights movement – its successes and failures. The lecture will begin at 6:30 pm.

Vernon Jordan has served as 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 currently is a director of Lazard Ltd. and Lazard Group and senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

What:  2009 Paul S. Miller Distinguished Lecture 
Who:  Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq.
Topic: “The Civil Rights Movement – Its Successes and Failures”
When:  Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Reception – 6 pm, followed by Lecture – 6:30 pm
Where:  McCarter & English Lecture Hall (Room 070), Rutgers School of Law–Newark
RSVP:  millerlecture@kinoy.rutgers.edu 

Background: The lecture is made possible by an endowment established by Paul S. Miller, Class of 1962, and his wife, Carol. Miller is special counsel at Kaye Scholer LLP and retired executive vice president and general counsel of Pfizer Inc.