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“Good things don’t come to those who wait. They come to those who agitate!” -Julian Boyd.
What a powerful quote by civil rights activist, politician, and educator Julian Bond. Bond was born in 1940 in Nashville, Tennesse. He met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr while attending Morehouse College. While at Morehouse, Bond worked with other students to desegregate lunch counters in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1960, he helped establish the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which mobilized students in the fight for civil rights.
Bond was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives from 1967-1975. He also served in the Georgia Senate from 1975-1987. In addition to his political service, Bond served as the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center from 1971-1979. Following his tenure at the Southern Poverty Law Center, he was president of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1978-1989. He then served as the chairman of the national NAACP from 1998-2010.
Throughout his lifetime, Bond was also a staunch advocate for voting rights. Bond died in 2014 from complications related to vascular disease at the age of 75.
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