Vernon Can Read! A Memoir

Vernon Can Read! A Memoir


From the civil rights revolution to the halls of energy, the existence tale of a larger-than-life American chief. As a scholar in Atlanta, Vernon Jordan had a summer season activity using a white banker round city. through the man's afternoon naps, Jordan handed the time interpreting books, a incontrovertible fact that astounded his boss. "Vernon can read!" the guy exclaimed to his kin. approximately fifty years later, Vernon Jordan, long-time civil rights chief, adviser and shut buddy to presidents and company leaders, and the most charismatic figures in the United States, has written an unforgettable booklet approximately his lifestyles and instances. it's a tale that encompasses the sweeping struggles, alterations, and risks of black existence in the course of the civil rights revolution. After attending a predominantly white collage within the midwest and graduating from Howard collage legislations tuition, Jordan grew to become all for the civil rights stream. He l ed the voter schooling undertaking to sign up black citizens within the South, and used to be president of the nationwide city League, one of many nice civil rights agencies of the period, the place he was once instrumental in integrating American companies and supplying monetary and social help to the increasing black heart type. He survived a white racist's assassination try out and later turned a pillar of America's criminal, company, and political worlds. yet Jordan's existence used to be formed in his early years, and this publication is usually a relocating testomony to the family members whose aid and braveness supplied the framework for his achievements. Vernon Can learn! is a striking memoir of a lifetime of braveness, delight, sacrifice, variety and accomplishment.

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