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Julian Bond

Former Chairman of the NAACP
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Biography

Beginning with his pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, Julian Bond - an expert on diversity in the law - has always been on the cutting edge of social change and leadership. Legendary as the first black US vice presidential nominee and former Chairman of the NAACP, Bond continues to deliver a powerful message of equality, freedom, and justice with a renewed sense of relevance.

Bond has been at the forefront of social change since 1960. Founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he organized voting drives and sit-ins. An elected member of the Georgia House of Representatives, Bond was denied his seat by legislators until the intervention of the United States Supreme Court. Co-chairman of an insurgent delegation to the 1968 Democratic Convention, he became the first African-American to be nominated for Vice President of the United States.

He has delivered his message for equality not only through the political arena. In addition he appears frequently on “America’s Black Forum,” the oldest black-owned show in television syndication; has written a nationally distributed newspaper column; and narrated the award-winning documentaries A Time for Justice and Eyes on the Prize.

A first-hand eyewitness to many watershed moments in the history of the Civil Rights Movement, Bond delivers powerful speeches on the centuries-long struggle of African-Americans for equality, diversity in the shaping of laws, and civil rights moving into the future, as well as keynotes on African American's impact on music, national affairs, and leadership.

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Topics

The Road to Freedom: From Alabama to Obama

Race to the White House: The Politics of Civil Rights

Blacks & Jews: Common Cause in a Divided America

The 1964 Civil Rights Act: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Crossing the Color Line: From Rhythm ‘n Blues to Rock ‘n Roll

Affirmative Action: The Just Spoils of a Righteous War

Race Around the World

How I Got in the Movement

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