Julian Bond, Vice-Chair of the SNCC Legacy Project, died on August 15, 2015 at his vacation home in Florida.  He was 75.  He was a long-time resident of Washington, DC.
As a Morehouse College student Bond was a leader in the Atlanta Student Movement, and attended the founding conference of SNCC in Raleigh, NC in April, 1960.  He served as SNCC’s Director of Communications from 1961-1966, when he was elected to the Georgia State Legislature.  He served in the state legislature for 20 years.
 
Julian chaired the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 1998 to 2010, and co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1971.  He was a favorite professor at both the University of Virginia and American University (Washington, DC), as well as a popular lecturer at other colleges and universities.  He was active in the SNCC Legacy Project, in the fight for DC Vote, and to bring back a strong Voting Rights Act.
 
Julian is survived by his wife Pam Horowitz, five children and eight grandchildren.
 

Julian Bond (center front) and other SNCC Atlanta office staff, 1963.

 
Timothy Jenkins wrote:
 
My Goodbye for Julian
 
Dearest Family:
 
My last exchange with Julian was at the evening showing of the Fannie Lou Hamer documentary, “This Little Light of Mine,” last month when he jocularly congratulated me for having been thoughtful enough to bring my “daughter” with me for such a special occasion.  Of course the daughter he knowingly referred to was none other than my bride of more than fifty two years!  He was no doubt facetiously remarking on the fact that the doves have now won a super majority over the ravens in the parliament of my hair—Always the wise-guy, willfully poking fun at his “elders.”
 
The very first exchange we shared was when he testily wrote to me on SNCC stationery at my Jackson Mississippi address in the early sixties demanding the reasons, date, grounds, and bail requirements on the arrest of Jesse Harris for his local voter registration activities.  And, moreover, he wanted to know “why in the Hell no one in Jackson had let SNCC in Atlanta know about it,” without having to be asked.—Always the task master for details and not yet mellowed into an indulgent wise guy.  
 
Where, my friends, shall we find the likes of him again?
 
Because he believed in freedom, he would not rest and neither would he let us rest, 'til victory had been won - in other words - never!
 
His footprints offer a mighty challenge for those youngsters who would come after him headed in the same direction.
 
From A Lesser Traveler,
 
With Love,
 
Tim Jenkins
 
The family of Julian Bond asks that you please consider making a donation to the University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts and Science  "Julian Bond Professorship of Civil Rights and Social Justice."   Your donation will honor his legacy and advance teaching and scholarship of the civil rights era for future generations of students.   Donations can be made online at www.giving.virgina.edu/julianbond
 
Read more:
New York Times obituary
New South Books
University of Virginia UVA Today
Peoples World, by Larry Rubin
http://www.processhistory.org/remembering-julian-bond/#more-2221
 
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