Julian Bond

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Date of Birth: 01/14/1940

Age: 76

Place of Birth: Nashville

Citizenship: United States

The President of the Southern legal center for the poor

Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, was born January 14, 1940. The American social activist, leader of the movement for civil rights in America, a politician, professor and writer, Julian, still a student, distinguished himself as a man with an active lifestyle. In the early 1960s, while studying Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, he was involved in the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He became the first president of the Southern legal center for the poor. Bond was elected to both houses of the legislature of Georgia, where he spent a total of 20 years. Also in 1998 he was chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Being a native of Nashville, Tennessee, Bond at the age of five years he moved with his parents in Pennsylvania, where his father, Dr. Horace Mann Bond, was elected the first African-American president of his alma mater - the University of Lincoln. The first step in the formation of Bond became a private gated Preparatory School, which was located near Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Since 1957 Bond studied at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where since ancient times taught blacks. In addition, he participated in the opening of the literary magazine "Pegasus", the idea of ??the basis of which belonged to his friend. Bond worked in a "Time" magazine, and was a member of a single group, which taught Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the period from 1965 to 1975 B Foundation was elected as a member of the Democrats of Georgia for four terms. Here he formed a black Georgia Legislative Council. From 1975 to 1986 Julian Bond was elected to six terms in the Georgia Senate.

In the 1980s and 90s Bond has taught at several universities in the major cities of the North and the South, such as American, Harvard University, and the University of Virginia and the city of Drexel.

July 28, 1961 Bond married Alice Clopton, Spelman College student. 10 November 1989 marriage fell apart. Over the years, the couple has acquired five children: Phyllis Jane Bond-McMillan, Horace Mann Bond II of, Michael Julian Bond (Representative Council District Three in Atlanta), Jeffrey Alvin Bond and Julia Louise Bond.

In 1990, Bond married advokatesse Pamela S. Horowitz.

Today, Bond - an outstanding adjunct professor at American University, Washington, DC He is also a member of the Faculty of History at the University of Virginia, which teaches the history of the civil rights movement.

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