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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

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March 2, 2021

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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on the Passing of Vernon Jordan


WASHINGTON, D.C. — 
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement on the passing of influential civil rights leader, lawyer, and government official, Vernon Jordan.  A pioneer in American politics, Jordan’s tremendous work and impact include serving as the National Urban League President, Executive Director of the United Negro College Fund, and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton. In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the NAACP.

 

“Today, the Congressional Black Caucus mourns the passing of one of the great civil-rights leaders of our time, our friend, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. From his legendary business acumen to his public service and political influence, Vernon Jordan motivated an entire generation of leaders and set an example that is still followed today.  His life and legacy will shine as a beacon for future generations. The Congressional Black Caucus joins with the world in offering our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”

 

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