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Remembering Civil Rights Activist, Julian Bond

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The charismatic equal-rights champion, Julian Bond, died ten days ago. He was 75. He served two decades in the Georgia legislature, and taught history for two decades at the University of Virginia – but he was connected to Maryland, also, through the dozen years he served as chair of the NAACP, headquartered here in Baltimore. 
All that came after the demonstrations and sit-ins of the 1960's, when Bond became a national figure as a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. One admirer wrote last week, “SNCC was the #BlackLivesMatter movement before there were hashtags.”

We revisit two interviews with Bond: when Sheilah spoke with him in April 2010 and again when Tom Hall spoke with him in the Spring of 2014.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
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