Horace Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015) was an American social activist and leader of the civil rights movement, politician, professor and writer. While he was a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In 1971, he helped found the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, and served as its first president for nearly a decade. Bond was elected to serve four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and later he was elected to serve six terms in the Georgia State Senate, serving a total of twenty years in both legislative chambers. From 1998 to 2010, he was chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Civil rights leader Julian Bond spoke to a crowd of nearly 2,500 students and faculty at University of Arizona stadium on Nov. 21, 1968, at the invitation of Associated Students of the University of Arizona. Bond was a Georgia state legislator at the time. His name was floated as a...
In 1970, America’s failures to enforce civil rights had once again come into focus. A new generation of Black leaders emerged, which included Julian Bond, a Georgia state representative who had made a name for himself by co-founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960. It must have felt like a coup for the brand-new Edina Human Rights Commission when they managed to book the boyish-looking 30-year-old to be the keynote speaker for an ambitious Human Relations Week that included an exhibit in Southdale’s garden court. Bond also spoke to a Greater Edina Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hopkins House restaurant.
Last week, leaders in Fulton County, of organizations and the community came together at the Fulton County Oak Hill Child, Adolescent and Family Center to launch Hello Fresh’s partnership with Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond. Bond spoke on the significance of the expansion of Hello Fresh’s Meals with Meaning program, which donates surplus food to communities in need. […]