Sunday, August 16, 2015
Trailblazing Civil Rights Leader Dies At 75
Julian Bond was a true trailblazer.
He broke through unbelievable boundaries and inspired many.
He was smart, fearless, deeply committed, imaginative and authoritative. Along with precious few others (including Barbara Jordan) he brought to life Dr. King's dare that we should judge others "by the content of their character and not the color of their skin."
Julian Bond did all of this long, long before Barack Obama.
In fact, if not for Julian Bond, there would be no President Obama today.