BELLA CIAO JULIAN BOND

Mr. Bond in 1966, before making a speech in New York. Credit Associated Press

Mr. Bond in 1966, before making a speech in New York. Credit Associated Press

This weekend the world lost one of the greatest heroes of our time, Julian Bond. In an obituary that appeared in the New York Times yesterday it was reported that  ‘Julian Bond’s great-grandmother Jane Bond was the slave mistress of a Kentucky farmer.’ Twitter was overloaded  with comments yesterday that he wasn’t a farmer but a slave master, and there is no such thing as a slave mistress.  Being a mistress is voluntary, she was a raped slave.  Interesting that a writer at the Times didn’t use language properly, and great that so many people spotted it. Also interesting that there was no correction for this at the Times.

The following short video will introduce you to the man himself …. with what you should know about his legacy …

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Here he interviews a fellow activist, Angela Davis …

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He will be sorely missed by all who struggle for true Justice throughout the world.

Bella Ciao dear Julian

 

2 Comments

  1. JOHN CHUCKMAN said,

    August 18, 2015 at 19:53

    Julian Bond was always a class act.

  2. PGofHSM said,

    August 18, 2015 at 20:00

    Another thing perhaps worth knowing about Julian Bond is that he himself repeatedly referred to his great-grandmother as having been the mistress of the slave owner.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/julian-bond-tells-of-familys-slave-history-at-marc/nZfXP/

    http://www.uua.org/ga/past/2003/ware-bond

    http://www.naacp.org/press/entry/chairman-julian-bond–39-s-address-to-97th-naacp-convention


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