Vernon Jordan, Civil-Rights Leader, Dies at 85


Businessman, a civil rights leader and an adviser to then President Bill Clinton. Vernon Jordan has died at the age of 85. Jordan grew up in an Atlanta housing projects before his family bought a home, got his LA degree from Howard University and worked for civil rights attorney. One of this case is integrated the University of Georgia. He worked for the C P and United Negro College Fund and was head of the National Urban League in 1971. Jordan never held a government job, but no one knew better. How Washington D. C works. Jordan was a friend and adviser performer. President Clinton. Allison Keyes. CBS NEWS Washington

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