ATLANTA (KLKN) — Vernon Jordan, civil rights activist and former advisor to President Bill Clinton, has passed away at age 85 Monday night.
No cause of death has been revealed at this time.
The NAACP released the following statement concerning Jordan’s death:
“Today, the world lost an influential figure in the fight for civil rights and American politics, Vernon Jordan. An icon to the world and a lifelong friend to the NAACP, his contribution to moving our society toward justice is unparalleled. In 2001, Jordan received the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal for a lifetime of social justice activism. His exemplary life will shine as a guiding light for all that seek truth and justice for all people.”