Answering the Call

  • National Underground Freedom Center 50 East Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States

Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America

Judge Nathaniel R. Jones

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 | 6:00 p.m.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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'Join us for an engaging discussion with Judge Nathaniel R. Jones regarding his new book, Answering the Call, an extraordinary eyewitness account from an unsung hero of the battle for racial equality in America.

Jones was the first African American Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland, appointed by Attorney General Robert Kennedy.  He held that position until being appointed to serve as Assistant General Counsel to President's Johnson's National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. In 1969 Roy Wilkins, executive director of the NAACP, invited Jones to assume the responsibility as general counsel of the NAACP. For ten years, he argued several cases before the United States Supreme Court and led national efforts to end school segregation and to defend affirmative action. Jones was later nominated by President Carter to the United States Court of Appeals in 1979 to which he became Senior Judge. He retired from the bench in 2002.

Thank you to John and Francie Pepper for sponsoring the Freedom Lecture Series and to our print media sponsor, Cincy Magazine.'