Statement on the Passing of Judge Nathaniel Jones

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Statement on the Passing of Judge Nathaniel Jones

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Judge Nathaniel Jones. Judge Jones has been a champion and advocate of The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center since it’s opening in 2004 but his dedication to equality and inclusive freedom have been his life’s work. He has been a transformational figure in this community, nationally and internationally. His work in helping draft the South African constitution and ensuring the nation’s first free and fair elections as it emerged from Apartheid rule are remarkable. He lived a life of unbounded courage and integrity fighting for others.

While his family, friends and community will feel his loss, the world also shines brighter because of the life he lived. His legacy continues to fan the flame of freedom and we will honor him in the work we continue to do. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will forever be in his debt.

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