justice, equality, and freedom. He envisioned an
America where all people, regardless of race, religion,
or creed, could enjoy the freedom America has to offer.
Many great women and men continue to carry the
dream of Dr. King into the '90s. The Marian Miner Cook
Athenaeum is proud to welcome Julian Bond, one of
those who has kept the dream alive.
Mr. Bond has been an active participant in the
movement for civil rights, economic justice, and peace.
During his years at Morehouse College in Atlanta,
Georgia, he was very actively involved in the fight for
civil rights through the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); at Atlanta University,
through the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights.
Mr. Bond has served four terms in the U.S. House of
Representatives and six terms in the Senate for the state
of Georgia. While in the Senate, Mr. Bond was
chairman of the Committee on Consumer Affairs and
chair of the Fulton County senate delegation. In 1968 he
was nominated for vice president of the United States
by the Loyalists, Georgia's national delegation to the
Holding honorary degrees from 14 schools, including
Wesleyan University, Howard University, and Syracuse
University, Mr. Bond is a highly respected and well-
known activist. He has served on the board of directors
of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Fund, and the
Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social
Change. Mr. Bond was honored as one of Time
magazine's "200 Leaders List" and is currently the host
of "America's Black Forum." His book of collected
speeches has been published under the title A Time to
Speak, A Time to Act (1972).
Join us for dinner with Mr. Julian Bond when he
speaks on "Civil Rights: Yesterday, Today, and