Julian Bond

Civil Rights Activist Horace Julian Bond was a well-known social activist, civil rights leader, politician, professor and writer. His activism began when he was a student Morehouse College, where Bond helped establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Throughout his career, he went on to be elected to four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and six terms in the Georgia State Senate, making his total span serving in both legislative chambers 20 years. He was chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1998 to 2010 and became the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1971. Bond was a vocal supporter of equal rights, including his support for same-sex marriage. To show just how serious he was, he boycotted Coretta Scott King’s funeral on the grounds that the King children chose an anti-gay megachurch to conduct the service. Bond died from complications of vascular disease on August 15, 2015, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, at the age of 75. (Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

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BET News: BET Remembers Julian Bond

See Bond's illustrious legacy. (8/17/2015)

Commentary: Julian Bond, Another Great Has Fallen

A reflection by Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.

In Memoriam: Julian Bond

Remembering the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.

Julian Bond, Civil Rights Icon, Dies at 75

Nation mourns longtime NAACP chairman.

This Day in Black History: Aug. 26, 1968

On Aug. 26, 1968, Julian Bond received an invalid vice presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention.

How HBCU Students Impacted the Civil Rights Movement

As the country commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of 1963, take a look at the role students and alumni of Black colleges and universities had in the fight for equal rights.
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