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Carl Snowden: Bond, Israel both men of principle

Carl Snowden: Bond, Israel both men of principle

The late NAACP emeritus Chairman Julian Bond and Alderman Richard Israel were two kindred souls. Each left an indelible mark, respectively on the nation and in their community. I was fortunate to know them both. Julian Bond was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and an associate of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He recently died at age 75. Bond was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives and was denied admittance in 1965 because of his anti-Vietnam War stance. He was seated in 1967 after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that he had to be admitted. He became a national figure when he was nominated in 1968 to be vice president of the...

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