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S: Julian Bond - NCAAP CHAIRMAN......Ronald Dailey Jr.

BC: "If people remember me, I hope its not for what I've already done, but what I'm still going to do. And what that is, I have no idea. But i expect to be going for a lot longer." | www.naacp.org/about/leadership/directors/jbond/ www.answers.com/topic/julianbond "African Americans Biography, Volume 1. A-D"


1: Born: Jan 14, 1940 Nashville, TN Raised: Pennsylvania Father: Horace Mann Bond Mother: Julia Bond

2: CHILDHOOD & Teens

3: Father, Horace Mann Bond, transfer red from being President of Fort Valley State College to President of Lincoln University in Oxford, PA. This forced Julian Bond to attend an all white elementary school. He eventually won the award for being the brightest student in 6th grade. As an High school student, he attended George School near Philadelphia where he was the only black attending. Despite his intelligence, he only produced avg grades and received much discrimination and prejudice.

4: Attended Morehouse College, alumni including MLK Jr, Bil Cosby and Spike Lee

5: COLLEGE LIFE | 1957 Surrounded with the pressures of Morehouse's environment, Bond eventually became known as a spokesman and coordinator and eventually founded an Atlanta student movement, Committee on Appeal for Human Rights. Eventually(COHAR), he became more and more embedded into the Civil Rights Movement, thus he dropped out of college and was unable to finish college and get his degree until 1971.

6: March. 15th. 1960. Julian Bond received his one an only arrest for his involvement in leading a group of students to Atlanta City Hall Cafeteria for a sit-in.

7: Upon request of Ella Baker, secretary of SCLC, and MLK Jr, president of SCLC, the incorporated students of COHAR decided to developed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, SNCC. Julian Bond was appointed as communications director from 1960-1966.

8: 1965. Due to his articulate and intelligence, SNCC members believed that Julian Bond would be best to run for an office in the GA House of Rep. He easily won the seat due to much determination and door-to-door campaigning.

9: GA State Legislature | 19 | 1966. Due to his involvement in an anti-Vietnam war statement, GA legislature removed him of his seat. This action was later repealed by Supreme Court and Bond returned to his seat in 1967.

10: 1968. His popularity rose and the public persuading Bond to run for Vice Presidency. However due to his age, he was 7 years too young to be elected, thus he had to drop his name from the running.

11: 1974. He successfully ran for Georgia senate. He held the position until 1987. 1986 he gave up his seat and chose to run for U.S. Congress. He failed to be beat his fellow colleague, John Lewis.

12: He fell under the radar during the 70's and 80's and eventually was involved in a scandal that proved him to the father of an alleged baby of his previous divorced wife. | He remained determined to his work as an orator and writer, and was awarded with the nobel honor being the narrator of "Eyes on the Prize" and "A Time for Justice".

13: 1998, he proudly accepted a chair of the NAACP Board of Directors.

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