Former Georgia state representative and civil rights leader Julian Bond will appear at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Feb. 25.
Julian Bond, the politician and civil rights activist, served four terms as a Georgia state representative and six terms in the Georgia State Senate. He was originally barred from taking his house seat in 1965 because of his outspoken statements against the Vietnam War. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor, and he was seated the next year. Bond was the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center and serves as chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Bond will be interviewed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, by Jabari Asim at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center at 601 S. Lincoln Ave. on the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus. A reception will follow. Asim is a scholar-in-residence in the African American studies department in Urbana and author of “What Obama Means: … for our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future.”