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Mon Aug 17, 2015, 03:33 AM

15. Rest In Peace, Power, And Greatness, Julian Bond~ A Photo Journal from The Obama Diary of Julian

Bond's Life.


When he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965 — along with seven other black members — furious white members of the House refused to let him take his seat, accusing him of disloyalty. He was already well known because of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s stand against the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. That touched off a national drama that ended in 1966, when the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision ordered the legislature to seat him, saying it had denied him freedom of speech. He went on to serve 20 years in the two houses of the legislature. As a lawmaker, he sponsored bills to establish a sickle cell anemia testing program and to provide low-interest home loans to low-income Georgians. He also helped create a majority-black congressional district in Atlanta.

Ari Berman
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Julian Bond & @repjohnlewis registering black voters in the South in early 1970s with the Voter Education Project
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Many more photos and tweets on Julian Bond! http://theobamadiary.com/2015/08/16/rest-in-peace-power-and-greatness-julian-bond/

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