Hall Center For The Humanities


Julian Bond
Chair, NAACP

"Crossing the Color Line: From Rhythm & Blues to Rock 'n' Roll"
Humanities Lecture Series

Tue., Oct. 24, 2000, 12:00am
In "Crossing the Color Line: From Rhythm and Blues to Rock 'n' Roll," Julian Bond, Horowitz lecturer for 2000, told the story of the civil rights movement from the perspective of what was happening in music, as R&B and Pop came together to give birth to Rock 'n' Roll. Bond, a key figure in the civil rights movement since the 1960s, first presented this lecture at Harvard, and then narrated a similar four-part documentary on National Public Radio in 1996.

Bond is currently a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the American University in Washington, DC and is a professor of history at the University of Virginia. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. As a founding member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and an ardent opponent of the Viet Nam War, Bond won three separate elections, but was refused a seat by the Georgia House of Representatives (the US Supreme Court finally ruled that the Georgia House had violated his rights). In 1968, Bond was nominated for vice-president at the Democratic convention, but could not accept because he was not yet the Constitutionally mandated age.

October 24, 2000
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