Horace Julian Bond was born in January 1940, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was active in the civil rights movement of the 1960's as both communications director of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.) He was one of the founding members of a literary magazine called The Pegasus and interned at Time magazine.
While at Morehouse, Bond also helped found the student civil rights organization the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR). COAHR led non-violent anti-segregation protests that led to the integration of movie theaters, lunch counters, and parks in Atlanta.
He became SNCC's communications director. One of Bond's many tasks as communications director was editing the SNCC newsletter, the Student Voice.
In 1961, Bond left Morehouse to join the staff of the Atlanta Inquirer, a new protest paper. He became the paper's managing editor. In 1971, he returned to Morehouse and graduated with a degree in English. Bond then went on to serve twenty years in the Georgia General Assembly. He holds honorary degrees from nineteen colleges and universities and has served on the boards of numerous civil rights organizations. He is currently the chairman of the NAACP. He is also a Distinguished Professor at American University in Washington, D.C., and a professor in history at the University of Virginia. In recent years, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania., and now is teaching at the University of Virginia.
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