Julian Bond Fast Facts
Here is a look at the life of civil rights activist Julian Bond.
Personal: Birth date: January 14, 1940
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
Birth name: Horace Julian Bond
Father: Horace Mann Bond, an educator
Mother: Julia (Washington) Bond, a librarian
Marriages: Pamela Sue Horowitz (March 17, 1990 - present); Alice Clopton (July 28, 1961 - November 10, 1989, divorced)
Children: with Deborah Kaye Moore: Mia Moore, 1988; with Alice: Julia Louise, 1969; Jeffrey Alvin, 1968; Michael Julian, 1966; Horace Mann II, 1963; Phyllis Jane, 1962
Education: Morehouse College, B.A., 1971
Other Facts: Is the first African-American to be nominated as vice president of the United States.
His father, Horace Mann Bond, became the first African-American president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.
Timeline: March 1960 - Is arrested during a student protest of the segregated Atlanta City Hall cafeteria.
1960 - Is a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
1961-1966 - Serves as the communications director of the SNCC.
1961 - Leaves college and begins working for the Atlanta Inquirer.
1965 - Is elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. He is not seated because House members oppose his outspoken views against the Vietnam War.
1966 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Georgia House of Representatives must seat Bond.
1967-1974 - Serves in the Georgia House of Representatives.
1968 - Is part of a challenge delegation from Georgia that successfully unseats Georgia's regular democrats at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1968 - Is nominated as vice president of the United States. He withdraws his name because the Constitution's age requirement is 35 and Bond, at 28, is too young.
1974-1989 - President of the NACCP Atlanta chapter.
1971-1979 - President of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
1975-1986 - Member of the Georgia Senate.
April 9, 1977 - Hosts "Saturday Night Live."
1980-1997 - Hosts the show "America's Black Forum."
April 2, 1985 - Is arrested outside the South African Embassy while protesting against apartheid.
1986 - Loses election for U.S. House of Representatives to John Lewis.
March 1987 - Bond's estranged wife, Alice, makes public accusations that Bond and other Atlanta public figures are cocaine users. She later retracts her statements.
1990 - Is ordered to pay $2,000 a month in child support to Deborah Kaye Moore after acknowledging he is the father of her daughter, Mia Moore.
1992-2012 - Professor at the University of Virginia teaching courses on civil rights.
1998-2010 - Chairman of the NAACP.
2002 - Receives the National Freedom Award.
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