Julian Bond: "A Collision Course in a Divided Society"
Mills Godwin Jr. Building - Auditorium
President's Lecture Series
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. He also taught at American University and the University of Virginia.
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).
Bond, Julian, "Julian Bond: "A Collision Course in a Divided Society"" (1997). President's Lecture Series. 63.