Remembering Julian Bond, In His Words

Aug 18, 2015

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Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former chairman of the NAACP, died this weekend. He was 75.

Bond fought for equal rights for decades, leaving behind a legacy of social justice as one of the original leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and former president of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In 1999, Julian Bond was interviewed by members of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the interview, Bond talked about developing his "racial consciousness" as a child, his role within SNCC and other experiences throughout his life. You can listen to the interview here.

Also available is a brief biography of Bond's life, made by students at UNC-Chapel Hill's Journalism School in 2000. Listen to Bond talk about the formation of SNCC here.