Julian Bond

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NAACP Online. "Julian Bond." (2000) Retrieved August 14, 2000 from the World Wide Web:

In 1998, Julian Bond was chosen as chairman of the board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). On the NAACP's Web site, you can find a brief overview of Bond's life and his accomplishments which span over 40 years. His accomplishments include:
  • founded the Atlanta student sit-in movement in 1960
  • founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commitee (SNCC) in 1960
  • elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965 at the age of 25 where he served for more than 20 years (Because of his affirmation of the SNCC statement against the war in Vietnam, he was refused his seat in the legislature until after winning two more re-elections for his own vacant seat and a unamimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.)
  • served as co-chair of a successful challenge delegation from Georgia to the 1968 Democratic National Convention (He was nominated as a Vice Presidential candidate but was ineligible because he was only 28 years old.)
  • holds nineteen honorary degrees, is a Distinguished Professor at American University and is a Professor in history at the University of Virginia
  • narrated the award winning documentaries "A Time for Justice" and "Eyes on the Prize"
  • and even hosted Saturday Night Live in 1977

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