Today, the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism (FCAS) announced its first-ever Super Bowl ad will feature Dr. Clarence B. Jones. In August 1963, Dr. Jones assisted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the drafting of the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the historic March on Washington on August 28, 1963. He served as legal counsel, strategic advisor, and draft speechwriter for Dr. King and was also a successful attorney, entrepreneur, and investment banker.
Dr. Jones has been a longtime leader in the fight against hate and throughout his professional career has been a staunch advocate for civil rights. He has also been a passionate supporter and champion for the historic and powerful partnership between the Black and Jewish communities in America. He currently serves as Chairman of the Spill the Honey Foundation, an organization that inspires action against racism and antisemitism through art and education.
The ad will further FCAS’ mission to stand up to Jewish hate and all hate and includes Dr. Jones imploring Americans of all backgrounds to become upstanders and not be silent in the face of hate. It centers around the powerful concept that all hate thrives on the silence of others and puts Jewish hate in conversation with others experiencing hate.
“The work Dr. Jones has done over the course of his entire life and career is the embodiment of FCAS’ mission to build bridges and stand up to Jewish hate and all forms of hate. In the time we have spent together and through his work, I have become a huge fan of Dr. Jones, and I am proud to spotlight all that he has done for our nation,” said Robert Kraft, Founder of the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism. “With this ad, we hope to continue to spread Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of unity and equality at a time in which the country needs it most and our goal is to reach a wide audience of people and inspire all Americans to stand up together, arm in arm, and fight this horrific rising hate.”
“I know I can speak for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when I say without a doubt that the Civil Rights movement (including the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Acts) would not have occurred without the unwavering and largely unsung efforts of the Jewish people,” said Dr. Clarence B. Jones. “With hate on the rise, it is as important as ever that all of us stand together and speak out. Silence is not an option. I’m glad that I have lived long enough to partner with Robert Kraft and FCAS to continue to spread the message to the widest possible audience – the Super Bowl.”
- Robert Kraft calls Dr. Clarence B. Jones to inform him of this ad being included in the Super Bowl: [VIDEO]
- Still photography from ad of Dr. Jones: [PHOTOS]
- Dr. Clarence B. Jones bio: [LINK]
Source: Foundation to Combat Antisemitism
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