Vernon Jordan’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

August 15, 1935

Death Date

March 1, 2021

Age of Death

85 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Profession

Civil Rights Leader

The civil rights leader Vernon Jordan died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

After working with fellow civil rights activist Donald L. Hollowell on a lawsuit against the University of Georgia for the institution’s racially discriminatory admissions policies, this attorney held executive positions with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Urban League, and the United Negro College Fund.

His first marriage, to Shirley Yarbrough, resulted in a daughter named Vickee. Following his first wife’s death, he married Revlon executive Ann Dibble Jordan.

Quotes

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What I know about this world is that white people will take care of themselves. And what I have learned is that if you are where they are on an equal basis, they cannot take care of themselves without taking care of you.

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Terrorism is not new to black people.

Vernon Jordan
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A lot of companies make diversity a part of the performance goals against which an executive gets paid. Just as you have to make a certain sales number, you have to make a diversity number to get your bonus.

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I’m here because I stand on many, many shoulders, and that’s true of every black person I know who has achieved.

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I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you. So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the 62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No.

Vernon Jordan