Horace Julian Bond

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Birthday
14, 1940
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Aug 15, 2015 (75)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1940
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Aug 15, 2015 (75)

About

Civil rights activist and politician who spent four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and six terms in the Georgia Senate. He was chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 1998 to 2010.

Before Fame

In the early 1960's, while a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Trivia

He narrated the critically acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize in 1987 and 1990.

Family Life

He was married to Alice Clopton from 1961 until 1989. They had five children named Phyllis Jane Bond-McMillan, Horace Mann Bond II, Michael Julian Bond, Jeffrey Alvin Bond, and Julia Louise Bond. He later married Pamela S. Horowitz in 1990.

Associated With

He disapproved of George W. Bush's judicial nominees.