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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
Event Date(s):Friday, November 6, 2009 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Hilton New York & Towers Hotel
1335 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NY
On Wednesday November 4th, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) honored Ursula M. Burns, Chief Executive Officer of the Xerox Corporation and Jamie Dimon, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Chase, recipients of LDF’s National Equal Justice Award at the 23rd Annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner.
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. a longtime member of LDF’s Board of Directors, was the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award. ABC’s Deborah Roberts was the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. The dinner was a great success for LDF, bringing in nearly $2.4 million dollars.
Vernon Jordan receives his award from Franklin Thomas