Vernon E. Jordan Jr., civil rights leader and former National Urban League president, speaks during a forum titled "A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective," held at the University of Pittsburgh's Alumni Hall on Monday.
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Vernon E. Jordan Jr., civil rights leader and former National Urban League president, speaks during a forum titled "A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective," held at the University of Pittsburgh's Alumni Hall on Monday.

Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan urges audience at Pitt to keep up the fight

About 250 people attended the panel discussion on the topic of  “A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective.”

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