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Learn More About MLK Speaker Julian Bond

Want to learn more about the inspirational life and work of Julian Bond, UVM’s keynote MLK celebration speaker? Check out these library books and movies. Bond was an activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

In his own words

Still from Julian Bond

Julian Bond: reflections from the civil rights movement written and directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley

This documentary in the Bailey/Howe Library’s media collection features a detailed interview with Bond about his reflections on the civil rights movement, his election to the Georgia state legislature, and his presidential nomination at the age of 28.

Bond the legislator

Two works published in the early 1970’s reflect on Bond’s preliminary work in the Georgia state legislature, after his 1965 election was made possible by the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. In 1966 Georgia legislators voted to unseat Bond for his opposition to the Vietnam War, a decision that was overturned by the United States Supreme Court. He went on to serve four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and six in the state’s Senate.

Black Rebel cover

Julian Bond: Black rebel by John Neary

A Time to Speak, A Time to Act cover

A time to speak, a time to act; the movement in politics by Julian Bond

Telling the story

Bond remains critically active in the movement for social justice. He has lent his voice to many important works in the Bailey/Howe Library that document the Civil Rights movement. Search CATQuest to find more examples.

I Must Resist cover

I must resist : Bayard Rustin’s life in letters introduced and edited by Michael G. Long ; foreword by Julian Bond

Freedom's Sword cover

Freedom’s sword : the NAACP and the struggle against racism in America, 1909-1969 by Gilbert Jonas ; with a foreword by Julian Bond

Lift Every Voice and Sing cover

Lift every voice and sing : a celebration of the Negro national anthem : 100 years, 100 voices; Julian Bond and Sondra Kathryn Wilson, editors

 

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