Newton, MA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
Clarence B. Jones has had a distinguished career, most notably serving as the political advisor, counsel, and draft speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including writing the first six paragraphs of King’s celebrated “I Have A Dream” speech. Now, Jones is sharing his firsthand experiences and insights of Dr. King, the civil rights movement and the power of positive change with worldwide audiences through American Program Bureau.
More than an icon of one of the country’s most tumultuous eras, Jones was also a trailblazer in the financial industry, becoming the first African-American partner in a Wall Street investment banking firm, and being named Fortune’s Business Man of the Month twice. Currently the First Diversity Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco teaching the art of advocacy speech writing, and a scholar writer in residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute, Jones has authored several books and has provided strategic legal and financial consulting to several governments around the world.
A popular speaker among colleges, diversity groups and community associations, Jones’ intimate view of the American civil rights movement paints a dynamic portrait of the people and events that defined this era, and provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from one of the last remaining chief architects from this time. Jones also challenges audiences to solve the societal problems America faces today through change, unity and awareness.
Corporate, legal and financial organizations also can benefit from Jones’ extensive expertise in those areas. A much requested speaker, he has addressed corporate audiences at Citigroup, British Petroleum, GE, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, The Limited, Royal Bank of Scotland, Disney Imagineering, and Google - and laws firms such as Sullivan & Cromwell – sharing the strategies that laid the groundwork for his many remarkable contributions to these fields.
Organizations wishing to book Clarence B. Jones should contact American Program Bureau at 1-617-614-1600 for information on available dates and program topics. For more information on American Program Bureau, please visit http://www.apbspeakers.com. For a profile on Jones, please visit http://www.apbspeakers.com/speaker/clarence-b-jones.
About American Program Bureau
Founded in 1965, American Program Bureau’s (APB) original mission was to provide a forum for the nation’s civil rights leaders to achieve a greater voice. As a trailblazing herald of equality, APB represented many key figures during the civil rights movement, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Julian Bond and others.
Since that time, APB has grown to become the global leader in the professional speaking industry, representing hundreds of speakers and serving thousands of clients worldwide. Today, APB represents the pinnacle of thought leaders across the realms of business, education, government and entertainment, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Diane Ravitch, Geoffrey Canada, Michael Douglas and more.
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