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Continuing King's Legacy

Julian Bond

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Julian Bond

Under Martin Luther King Jr.'s tutelage at Morehouse College, Julian Bond helped form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and served as it's director of communications. He continued his civil rights work as editor of SNCC's protest publication Student Voice and later at the Atlanta Inquirer. In 1965, Bond was elected to the Georgia legislature though was denied a seat because of his vocal opposition to the Vietnam war. After the Supreme Court ruled the legislature's action unconstitutional, Bond went on to serve 20 years in the Georgia House and Georgia Senate. Bond also was the longtime chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and regularly contributes to various media outlets including The Nation and The New York Times.