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Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement (DVD 10618) follows the story of Julian Bond, a civil right activist whose life story spans from the first marches on Washington and the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to the classrooms at American University. In this documentary, Bond shares stories from his experience at the forefront of the most tumultuous decades in modern American history.
This enlightening portrait joins African American social activist Julian Bond as he traces his roots back to slavery. A leader in the Civil Rights Movement, Julian Bond was among the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a leader of the 1963 March on Washington, and a Georgia legislator for twenty years. Now in his seventies, Bond recalls the experience of growing up in the segregated south, where his parents’ belief in hard work and education lifted the family out of what he describes as an apartheid system. An erudite, well-spoken man, audiences visit his classroom at the University of Virginia where he shares with a new generation the turbulent years of the Civil Rights Movement.
Julian Bond’s recollections chronicle several turbulent decades of American history, as society was evolving to allow more opportunity to African Americans. An essential documentary for African American Studies, American History, and Sociology courses.