Quotations by Julian Bond

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Born: Sunday, January 14, 1940
Profession: Activist
Nationality: American


And I've tried to give us a higher profile. Typically, at a board meeting, we'd pass resolutions about the civil-rights issue of the day, but we'd never tell anyone. So I've instituted a policy of announcing our resolutions at the end of our meetings.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Policy, Day, End, Meeting, Meetings)

Any time someone carries a picket sign in front of the White House, that is the First Amendment in action.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Time, Action, First)

As legal slavery passed, we entered into a permanent period of unemployment and underemployment from which we have yet to emerge.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Legal, Slavery, Unemployment)

As skills and energy became more of a demand, people who didn't have skills just got left behind, got shuttled to the side. Education didn't keep up with their promise. Education didn't prepare them for this new world. Jobs went overseas.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Education, People, Energy, Jobs, Promise, World)

Black reporters are as capable of racism as anyone else.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Racism)

But even at the height of these scandals, even at the time when our finances were at their worst, the NAACP branches - the grassroots - kept plugging away. They kept doing what they do, and they do it well.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Time)

Ever since I've become chairman, there have been profiles of me in People, George, The Washington Post, The Detroit News, and all of them could have been written by the same person.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: People, News, Post, Washington)

Griffin Bell later apologized to me for that decision.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Decision)

I do think that some of us began to realize that this was going to be a long struggle that was going to go on for decades, and you'd have to knuckle down. A lot of people in our generation did that. They didn't drop out and run away.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: People, Struggle)

I now teach at American University and the University of Virginia.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: American, Now, University)

I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Education, Experience, Work, People, Day, Justice, World)

I want to step up our voter-registration activities. Not every branch does it, and not all the time. I want them to go back and get out the vote because I want us to have a big impact on the Congressional elections this year.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Time, Elections, Vote, Want)

I was a Georgia state legislator for a great many years.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: State, Years)

I've appeared on a weekly syndicated television show since 1980.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Television)

Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Justice, Quick, Service)

The First Amendment means everything to me.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: First)

The president of the branch in Atlanta was a pastor of a church, the Reverend Sam Williams, a wonderful guy. He was middle-class and fairly militant for the time and place.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Time, Church, President)

The war in Iraq has as much to do with terrorism as the administration has to do with compassion.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: War, Compassion, Iraq, Terrorism)

There is a thin line between politics and theatricals.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Politics)

Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Education, Children, School, Violence, Worth, Years)

You know, I come from six generations of college graduates.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: College, Generations)







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