Stanford Experts

Clarence Jones

Scholar in Residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute


(650) 724-4964



Clarence B. Jones was a speechwriter and counsel for Martin Luther King Jr. His work in the civil rights movement dramatically impacted the course of American history, and he has received numerous state and national awards recognizing his significant contributions to American society. Jones became the first African-American partner in a Wall Street investment banking member firm of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), was selected twice by Fortune Magazine as “A Business Man of The Month,” and founded several corporate and media-related ventures.