...Liberty and Justice for ALL: Julian Bond, January 14 1940 -- August 15 2015
If dedication to an ideal had a face and a name, that name would have been Horace Julian Bond. A champion against bigotry of any kind, Mr. Bond's life was focused entirely upon what would make a world free of prejudice.
A veteran of Georgia politics, he was one of the first African-Americans elected to the state's House of Representatives following the Voter's Rights Act of 1965. He served in the House for nine years, followed by six terms in the Georgia Senate. Concurrent with his service in state government he became the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1971and was a board member in the organization for the rest of his life.
Believing ethics trumped association, Mr. Bond did not shy away from the contentious, and would readily go head-to-head with anyone over discriminatory behavior, often from within the organization. He believed that if you stand up for any of us, you must stand up for all
us -- and stand he did.#JulianBond #ModernHeroes #SPLC #MomentoMori