Location: David and Katherine Bradley Residence
Photos by Kyle Samperton
A SPELLBINDER’S SPEECHES: Vernon Jordan confounded expectations when he vowed to become a lawyer after hearing Thurgood Marshall speak. Years later, the wheel came full circle when he spoke at Marshall’s funeral. Since his own career has featured many important speeches, it was only fitting that friends would celebrate their collection in Make It Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out – especially since the author promised to sign a gratis copy for every guest. AN ADMIRING CROWD: Given the Jordans’ social cachet, it wasn’t surprising that the crowd invited by co-hosts David and Katherine Bradley and Jim Johnson and Maxine Isaacs was a notably diverse mix.