From the African American Registry

Julian Bond, an African-American Civil rights activist and politician, was born on this date in 1940, in Nashville, TN.bond_julian300

In 1960, Bond was one of several hundred students who helped form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Five years later Bond was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. He was barred from taking his seat in the House because of his outspoken statements against the Vietnam War and his sympathy for those unwilling to serve in the war. In December 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in his favor and he served four terms as representative and six terms in the Georgia Senate, from 1975-86…

bond, julian speaks at DNCBond served as chairman of the NAACP from 1998 to 2008. He continues to write and lecture about the history of the civil rights movement and the condition of African Americans and the poor. He is President Emeritus of the Southern Poverty Law Center….

Julian Bond is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at American University in Washington, D.C., and a faculty member in the history department at the University of Virginia.

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