Beginning with his pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, Julian Bond — an expert on diversity inthe law — has always been on the cutting edge of social change and leadership. Legendary as the former co-chairperson of the NAACP and for being a Civil Rights activist, 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 Houseof 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 becamethe 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 appearsfrequently on “America’s Black Forum,” the oldest black-owned show in television syndication; haswritten a nationally distributed newspaper column; and narrated the award-winning documentaries, “ATime 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 inthe shaping of laws, and civil rights moving into the future.
For more information on Bond, go to his website.