Julian Bond

Julian Bond

Original Name Horace
Birth
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 15 Aug 2015 (aged 75)
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Florida, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 150809160 · View Source
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Civil Rights Leader, Author. He was a significant figure within the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He made national headlines during the 1960s, when he won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1966, but was denied his seat because he supported a statement which opposed the Vietnam War. His case would go to the United States Supreme Court resulting in a decision which allowed him entry to the State Government. He served as the Chairman of the National NAACP from 1998 until 2010. Born Horace Julian Bond, into a longline of educators, his father was named the first African American President of Lincoln University. He was educated outside of Philadelphia and following his father's appointment as President of Atlanta University, Julian enrolled at Morehouse College ( He dropped out but later returned to receive a degree in English in 1971). During this period, he became active in Civil Rights issues and was a founding member of the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights. In addition, he co-founded the publication, The Pegasus. He went on to become communications director for the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). During his political tenure, Bond supported Civil Rights laws, Welfare legislation and antipoverty and urban renewal programs. Additionally, he served as the head of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Bond authored and co-authored numerous books including a collection of essays titled "A Time to Speak" (1972).

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julian Bond (14 Jan 1940–15 Aug 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 150809160, citing South View Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .