Race Man: Selected Works, 1960-2015
Author: Long, Michael G
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Newsweek, Lit Hub, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution pick Race Man by Julian Bond as one of their Most-Anticipated Books of 2020!
This compilation of works by social activist and civil rights leader Julian Bond should be required reading in 2020.--Juliana Rose Pignataro, Newsweek
Bond's essays, speeches and interviews were powerful weapons in his lifelong fight for civil rights.--The New York Times
Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life. Julian Bond helped change this country for the better. And what better way to be remembered than that.--President Barack Obama
An inspiring, historic collection of writings from one of America's most important civil rights leaders.
No one in the United States did more to advance the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. than Julian Bond. Race Man--a collection of his speeches, articles, interviews, and letters--constitutes an unrivaled history of the life and times of one of America's most trusted freedom fighters, offering unfiltered access to his prophetic voice on a wide variety of social issues, including police brutality, abortion, and same-sex marriage.
A man who broke race barriers and set precedents throughout his life in politics; co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and long-time chair of the NAACP; Julian Bond was a leader and a visionary who built bridges between the black civil rights movement and other freedom movements--especially for LGBTQ and women's rights. As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, there is no better time to return to Bond's works and words, many of them published here for the first time.
Endlessly grateful for this collection of work that shows the expansive nature of Julian Bond's ideas of bla