Louis Clayton Jones, a member of a prominent family from Kentucky, graduated from Howard University with academic distinction. Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. His education continued at Yale Law School, La Sorbonne and l'Universite de Bordeux. The late noted author, John Oliver Killens described him as "Malcolm X with a Yale Degree." Despite his scholarship, Jones has been immersed in activism especially in New York from the early 1960's to the mid 1980's.
He is a leader in the fight for economic justice and political equality. These struggles included Downstate Medical Center Thomas Minter for Schools Chancellor, Operation Breadbasket, and Michael Stewart, which placed a spotlight on institutionalized police brutality in New York City, especially at the Congressional Hearings. His legal skills have also been demonstrated internationally. He represented African governments in Africa and foreign owned transnational corporations in Paris. Although currently focused on non-legal issues, he has practiced law vigorously on 3 continents - Africa, Europe, and North America. Known for being an author, lecturer and social critic, he is the current editor of the New Africa, a monthly journal of opinion, analysis and prescription, and Enough is Enough, a collection of articles, letters and speeches. He also wrote the book Coming of Age in the Third Millenium.
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