Academic Speaker Series

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Featured Speaker: Julian Bond

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - "Civil Rights: Now and Then"


Julian Bond is the Chairman of the Board of the NAACP and one of the most recognized and significant figures of the Civil Rights Movement. He also serves as Professor of History at the University of Virginia and as Distinguished Scholar in Residence at American University in Washington D.C. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta , Mr. Bond took a leading role in efforts to integrate Atlanta 's public facilities. As a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Mr. Bond worked in voter registration drives across the rural south. In addition to being a founder and first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Mr. Bond served for over two decades in the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate. The author of numerous essays and articles, Mr. Bond will speak on Civil Rights: Now and Then on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Skyhawk Arena of the Elam Center.