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Remembering Julian Bond

Wisdom of the Elders

 

Julian Bond, age 75, died this week from complications of vascular disease. Bond was a Civil Rights leader who helped to found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which like the NAACP an SCLC was a pivotal organization in the fight for equal rights for Black people. In later years Bond went on to serve 4 terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and 6 terms in the Georgia Senate as well as serving as chairperson of the NAACP from 1998 until 2010.

Bond’s commitment to organizing and activism leaves a legacy for the current generation of Civil Rights activists. Below are a few nuggets that Bond gave us throughout his lifetime of service:

 

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It’s always a time for civil disobedience

– Julian Bond

 

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Good things don’t come to those who wait, they come to those who agitate.

– Julian Bond

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Most of those who made the movement were not famous, they were the faceless. They were the nameless, the marchers with tired feet, the protesters beat back with fire hoses and billy clubs, and the unknown women and men who risked job and home and life.

– Julian Bond

 

We should always take time to honor those who committed their lives to the struggle of our lives, for without their sacrifice and dedication we might all still be in chains. Rest in peace soldier. We shall finish what your generation started.

 

I’m not sayin; I’m just sayin,

 

An Angry Black Man

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