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Air Date: Weds. August 3, 2011
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Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Research & Education Institute,
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Executive Advisor, Marks Paneth & Shron, LLP, 622 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017
In a distinguished and heralded career, Clarence B. Jones served as speechwriter and counsel to Martin Luther King, Jr., was the first African-American to become a partner and Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Wall Street investment banking firm of Carter, Berlind & Weill, Inc, (Sanford Weill, Arthur Levitt, Jr., Roger Berlind and others).
Selected by Time Magazine in its 1972 special edition of “The 100 Future Leaders of America.” Twice recognized in Fortune Magazine as “A Business Man of the Month,”
Founded successful financial, corporate and media-related ventures. Has provided strategic legal and financial consulting services to several governments around the world including The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Zambia. He has received numerous state and national awards recognizing his significant contributions to American society.
April 2008, Harper Collins, published his book “WHAT WOULD MARTIN SAY?” He is presently writing a book his autobiography, “Memoirs of A Wintertime Soldier” describing, among other things, parts of his life journey during some of his experiences in working with Dr. King.
Through his work in the civil rights movement, Mr. Jones has dramatically impacted the course of American history. . He coordinated the legal defense of Dr. King and the other leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference against the libel suits filed against them and The New York Times by the police commissioner and other city officials of Montgomery, AL. The Supreme Court ruling in this case – Sullivan v. The New York Times – resulted in the landmark decision on the current law of libel.
In April 1963, in addition to facilitating Dr. King’s preparation of his famous “Letter From A Birmingham Jail”, he also drafted the settlement agreement between the City of Birmingham and Martin Luther King, Jr. to bring about the end of demonstrations and the desegregation of department stores and public accommodations.
In September 1971, he again found himself at the center of history-in-the-making when, at the request of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, he was asked to serve as “An Observer” and negotiate an end to the historic Attica prison inmate rebellion. This is described in a never before published account in his forthcoming autobiography.
Mr. Jones has been the subject of numerous television and radio interview programs, appearing in such notable media vehicles as CNN, The O’Reilly Factor, The Tavis Smiley Show, NY1’s One-on-One with Budd Mishkin, and NPR radio. A much requested speaker, he has addressed standing-room-only corporate audiences at Citigroup, General Electric and the U.S. headquarters of British Petroleum. He was the featured speaker at the university-wide lecture commemorating the 78th birthday celebration of Dr. King delivered to faculty and students at Stanford during Black History Month, 2008. (An event which was broadcast live to local radio stations throughout the Bay Area).
Mr. Jones has served on the prestigious boards of The Impact Repertory Theater & Dance Co. and The Theatre Development Fund NYC, in New York, NY; the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park, NY; and the College-Bound Student Alliance in Boulder, CO.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, Columbia University as well as a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University’s School of Law. Additionally he was presented with an honorary Doctorate in Communications by Allegheny College in Allegheny, PA and a Certificate for NASD Allied Membership from The New York Institute of Finance.
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