1979 article by Vernon Jarrett about Khalid al-Mansour
The Vernon Jarrett syndicated column of Nov. 6, 1979, that appeared in the St. Petersburg Evening Independent. It originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Nov. 2. This image was pieced together from screen shots of the St. Petersburg Independent page available for viewing in the Google Newspaper Archive. Jarrett was the father-in-law of Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's closest adviser.
Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2012 6:30 pm
Updated: 8:48 am, Tue Apr 22, 2014.
There have been lots of interesting responses to last week’s column about Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, but none more interesting than the response of al-Mansour himself.
I accidentally put al-Mansour back in the national spotlight with my column about a 1979 article by Chicago Tribune writer Vernon Jarrett that stated unequivocally that al-Mansour was trying at that time to put together a massive aid program to benefit minority colleges and students with money from Arab countries.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 6:30 pm.
Updated: 8:48 am.