45 min | English | 11 October 2019
Ms. Bond is the third of five children of Julian Bond. A native of Atlanta, Mr. Bond graduated from Frederick Douglass High School and attended Morehouse College and Georgia State University. In 1994, Mr. Bond was elected to the City Council and served until 2001. In 2009, he was again elected to the City Council. As of October 2019, Mr. Bond still serves in the post.
Here, Mr. Bond discusses what it was like to grow up in the Bond household, the influence his Dad had on his personal and professional interests, becoming aware of his Dad's stature as a public figure, and his legacy as a civil rights activist, public figure and, above all, a father.
An interview with Michael Bond for the Julian Bond Oral History Project, sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University. Conducted in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 11th, 2019, by Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government at American University and Project Director. This project documents the rise of Julian Bond from his early years in the Atlanta student movement to becoming a founding member and later communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to his rise to national prominence by 1968.
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Project Director: Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, American University
Videography and Production Assistance: Jessica Merriman