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Julian Bond Charismatic Civil Rights Leader Dies at 75

Society & Culture  (tags: Julian Bond, Civil Rights, NAACP, Georgia General Assembly, dies, activist )

- 1427 days ago -
A charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement a lightning rod of the anti-Vietnam War campaign and a lifelong champion of equal rights notably as chairman of the N.A.A.C.P. He also served for 20 years in the Georgia General Assembly.


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Animae C (508)
Monday August 17, 2015, 7:17 pm
Thanx Candelion

Animae C (508)
Tuesday August 18, 2015, 4:40 am
The petition;

Honor Civil Rights Hero Julian Bond

97 signatures

Ben O (129)
Tuesday August 18, 2015, 5:07 am
My comment disappeared AGAIN...I go bananas!!!

Ben O (129)
Tuesday August 18, 2015, 5:07 am
Signed. Thanks Sheryl.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday August 18, 2015, 9:57 am
Thanks AniMae for placing that petition on here. Very honored to sign it for him and his service to the people. I will hyperlink it below.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday August 18, 2015, 11:25 am
Petition signed. Thank you.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday August 18, 2015, 12:46 pm
Rest in Peace.

Signed petition and shared on facebook and twittersphere.
Thanks Dandelion.

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 3:09 am
RIP Julian Bond

Petition signed.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 6:50 am
Rest in Peace

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 8:34 am
I just wrote a book about my experience with having the privilege to have had the Legendary Julian Bond as one of my FB Friends!! He was not on FB to play around either! He was there strictly to teach as much as he possibly could about the Civil Rights Era--and he did so very effectively! He shared so, so many vintage photos of his grandparents, parents, children, occasions, such as college/university graduations, etc., etc. I never got enough of that wonderful gentleman's presence! He was so Brilliant and Distinguished! He was right up there alongside the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, which says a lot in its own rite! I so enjoyed sending him FB messages!! I miss him already and I shall never forget him as long as I live. He was the original Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery. So much to be said about this amazing Icon. Better shut up before I write another book. Thank you for sharing, Dandelion!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 8:35 am
Forgot to add that I'd never known until after his death about his stance relative to having been anti-Vietnam War! Another trait about him that I so admire!

SuSanne P (193)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 9:03 am
Thank you Dandelion. I spent most of the weekend in bed, with my foot elevated and am proud to say watched many segments regarding the life of Julian Bond. Unfortunately I was too you to truly understand exactly what he was fighting for and finally occurred during his earlier years. Thank you for sharing this article with us, as he was a true crusader for Civil Rights. RIP Julian Bond and my condolences go out to your family, friends, and I can't imagine how many people. Your Supreme Court Justice ruling took my breath away, and puts the history of this country in a perspective that was lost on me. You were a pioneer in bringing change and EQUALITY, that has made quite a difference to our world today. I've always made the comment, "How far have we really come", but will no longer say that. We have a long way to go, but men like you led the road and more are following your brilliant and eloquent path.

Judy C (91)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 2:44 pm
Julian Bond made some amazing contributions to this country. R.I.P. Thanks Dandelion.

Judy C (91)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 2:46 pm
Oh, I forgot, I did sign the petition, too. Thanks AniMae for posting.

pam w (139)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 3:57 pm
He was a TREASURE!

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 4:28 pm
Thank you Kathryn for sharing your personal experience with Julian Bond, you had a wonderful teacher with him and what a blessing to have shared some time with him on both your Earth Walk.

He was indeed a National Treasure Pam and his legacy will live on from the way his lived his life in service to the people.

If family or friends come by I wish to offer my condolences. Is why I wouldn't of missed posting this story not only to announce his leaving us but to also acknowledge a life well lived.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 5:46 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion. Petition signed #168.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 11:19 pm
He was special. I signed the petition. Thanks Dandelion

Henry Silver (0)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 4:54 pm
A tragic loss

Lilly S (12)
Thursday August 27, 2015, 7:18 pm
A bright light has dimmed, but left a shining example of compassion and intellect. We will pick up the safelight and continue its light as we move thru the years.

Charles Wallis (111)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 11:57 am
This is a great loss

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 10:02 pm
Noted, signed--ty Dandelion.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 19, 2016, 11:02 pm
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