The civil rights activist and Washington power broker who died Monday had been a longtime summer visitor to the Vineyard.


On Jan. 6, 1961, U.S District Court Judge W. A. Bootle ordered the immediate admission of two black students to the University of Georgia, ending 160 years of segregation at the school.


The Jordan Science Center at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, a gift from Robert Day in honor of his friend Vernon Jordan, is ready for students.


A new science center is on the horizon for the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, thanks to a large gift from a longtime Edgartown summer resident. Robert Day will donate a total of $500,000, including $400,000 for the science center.

The Obamas and Clintons were on hand to celebrate Vernon Jordan's 80th birthday Saturday. Earlier in the day, the two Presidents hit the links at Farm Neck.


Politics and world affairs took the center stage during the first week of President Obama’s Vineyard vacation. The President mixed down time on the golf course and with family with public statements, fundraising and discussions with staff and world leaders.