You’re invited to WFYI’s virtual screening of the documentary “Vernon Jordan: Make It Plain” at 7 p.m. April 8.
The film explores Jordan’s rise form the segregated South, his tenure as head of the National Urban League and his experiences advising several United States presidents. Until his death March 1, Jordan, 85, was a partner at the corporate law firm Lazard. He was one of the most influential African American thought leaders in the country.
Through a series of interviews with Vernon Jordan, his family, business associates and friends, we learn just how he made this meteoric rise to power and fortune, and what sacrifices he made along the way. In revisiting his significant contributions to civil rights history and rise to prominent positions of influence, the film tells not only the story of Jordan’s personal rise, but also explores just who we think of, and what we ask of, Civil Rights leaders.