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Civil and Human Rights

Civil Rights Then and Now: The Quest for Meaningful Equality

with Julian Bond

Original Forum date: Mar 10, 2005

About Julian Bond

Julian Bond has been an active participant in the movements for civil rights and economic justice from his days as a student to his current chairmanship of the NAACP, which is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States. In 1960, while a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, he helped found the Atlanta student sit-in and desegregation movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which was active in protests and registration campaigns throughout the South. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1967 to 1975 and in the Georgia Senate from 1975 to 1987. He was president of the Southern Poverty Law Center and regional president of the Atlanta NAACP.