Horace Julian Bond (born January 14, 1940), is an American social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College he helped establish the SNCC. He was the first President of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Bond left Morehouse in 1961, and returned to complete his BA in English in 1971 at age 31. In 1965, he was one of 8 African Americans elected to the Georgia House of Representatives.
Julian Bond - As protester, politician, scholar, and lecturer, Julian Bond has remained committed to civil rights, economic justice, and peace since the 1950s. Bond played a significant role in the civil rights movement and continued his battle to ensure equality for all Americans during his twenty-year tenure in the Georgia legislature. When Bond retired from the Georgia senate, he had been elected to office more times than any other black Georgian.
R.I.P Julian Bond ~ Year after year, the calm, telegenic Bond was one of the nation's most poetic voices for equality, inspiring fellow activists with his words in the 1960s and sharing the movement's vision with succeeding generations as a speaker and academic. He died Saturday at 75.