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Tom Jones ’69, MRP ’72, whose prominent role in the occupation of Willard Straight Hall and its aftermath placed him at the center of discussion, debate and discord, returned to Willard Straight April 24, 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of the takeover. Jones reflected on his role in the events of April 1969, the current state of race relations in America, and the important life lessons he learned during his 50-year journey from Cornell to Wall Street and back. Introduction by Olufemi Taiwo, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies of Africana Studies and Research Center. Sponsored by the Lawrence ’68 and Judith Tanenbaum Distinguished Speakers Fellowship of Sigma Phi.