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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
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.
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.