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Julian Bond: Civil Rights, Then and Now

Civil rights pioneer and legislator Julian Bond delivered the 2013 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs on November 19, 2013, with support from the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Bond’s address, “Civil Rights, Then and Now,” followed the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in which he played an important part. It also made clear his unwavering commitment to social justice. As W. Hodding Carter III, Professor of Public Policy and Leadership at UNC, says of Bond, “[He] has been an indomitable long-distance runner in the nation’s ongoing struggle over civil rights.”

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Charleston Lecture: Julian Bond, Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 pm

Bond pictureCivil rights pioneer and legislator Julian Bond will deliver the 2013 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs on November 19, 2013.

Bond’s address, “Civil Rights, Then and Now,” follows the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in which he played an important part. “Julian Bond has been on the front lines of change in the South for half a century,” notes CSAS director Jocelyn Neal. “He brings a voice of profound wisdom, experience, and insight to our audiences.”

While a student at Morehouse College, Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later served as its communications director. With Morris Dees, he helped establish the Southern Poverty Law Center, and served as its president between 1971 and 1979 (he now serves as president emeritus). Bond was elected to four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and to six terms in the Georgia Senate, and between 1998 and 2010, he served as the national chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

“Julian Bond has been an indomitable long-distance runner in the nation’s ongoing struggle over civil rights,” says W. Hodding Carter III, Professor of Public Policy and Leadership at UNC. “Charismatic, articulate, and brave, an intellectual revolutionary, he has served in virtually every capacity and on almost every front of America’s longest and best war.”

Bond flyerBond holds 25 honorary degrees, and currently serves as Distinguished Visiting Professor at American University in Washington, D.C., as well as Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His publications include A Time to Speak, A Time to Act, and “Viewpoint,” a nationally syndicated newspaper column.

“From his undergraduate years at Morehouse College in the early 1960s to the present, Julian Bond has been an eloquent voice for civil rights and equal opportunities for all Americans,” says the Center’s Senior Associate Director, William R. Ferris.

UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt will introduce Bond at the Stone Center. “We are especially grateful to those who support the Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs so that we can bring this caliber of guest to the Carolina community,” says Neal. “It is a true honor to welcome Julian Bond to the Center and UNC.” This program is also supported by the generous contributions of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

Julian Bond to Deliver 2013 Charleston Lecture

Civil rights pioneer and legislator Julian Bond will deliver the 2013 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs on November 19, 2013.

Bond’s address, “Civil Rights, Then and Now,” coincides with the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in which he played an important part. “Julian Bond has been on the front lines of change in the South for half a century,” notes Center director Jocelyn Neal. “He brings a voice of profound wisdom, experience, and insight to our audiences.”

While a student at Morehouse College, Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later served as its communications director. With Morris Dees, he helped establish the Southern Poverty Law Center, and served as its president between 1971 and 1979 (he now serves as its president emeritus). Bond was elected to four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and to six terms in the Georgia Senate, and between 1998 and 2010, he was chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

“Julian Bond has been an indomitable long-distance runner in the nation’s ongoing struggle over civil rights,” says W. Hodding Carter III, Professor of Public Policy and Leadership at UNC. “Charismatic, articulate, and brave, an intellectual revolutionary, he has served in virtually every capacity and on almost every front of America’s longest and best war.”

Bond holds 25 honorary degrees, and currently serves as Distinguished Visiting Professor at American University in Washington, D.C., as well as Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His publications include A Time to Speak, A Time to Act, and “Viewpoint,” a nationally syndicated newspaper column.

“From his undergraduate years at Morehouse College in the early 1960s to the present, Julian Bond has been an eloquent voice for civil rights and equal opportunities for all Americans,” says the Center’s Senior Associate Director William R. Ferris.

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt will introduce Bond at the Stone Center. “We are especially grateful to those who support the Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs so that we can bring this caliber of guest to the Carolina community,” says Neal. “It is a true honor to welcome Julian Bond to the Center and UNC.”

This program is also supported by the generous contributions of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

2012 Charleston Lecture with Earl Black, Thursday, September 13, 2012 (Video)

2012 Charleston Lecture—Earl Black, “The South and the 2012 Presidential Election” from CSAS on Vimeo.

The Center for the Study of the American South was pleased to host distinguished scholar of southern politics Earl Black for the 2012-13 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs. Dr. Black’s talk, titled “The South and the 2012 Presidential Election,” is a timely one. Read more

2012-2013 Charleston Lecture with Earl Black: Thursday, September 13, 2012

“The South and the 2012 Presidential Election”
Thursday, September 13, 2012
5:00 p.m.
Hyde Hall, UNC Campus
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Read more