January 26, 2020 CHAIR STATEMENT

Chair Statement on the Passing of Nathaniel R. Jones

Wendy K. Mariner
Nathaniel R. Jones was an American attorney, judge, and law professor. As general counsel of the NAACP, Jones fought to end school segregation.

Nathaniel R. Jones was an American attorney, judge, and law professor. As general counsel of the NAACP, Jones fought to end school segregation.

We remember the lifelong dedication of Nathaniel R. Jones to the pursuit of civil rights, as judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, general counsel to the NAACP, working with Thurgood Marshall on Brown v. Board of Education, consultant to Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison, advising on the new South African constitution, and much more. We will honor his legacy by continuing to work for justice and equality.