Today in History
January 14, 1940
War and Politics
Civil rights leader and politician Julian Bond is born in Nashville, Tenn. He would go on to win a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965, but would be prevented from taking it because of members who opposed his outspoken stance against the Vietnam War. Bond would only be seated after winning a third election and receiving a unanimous decision in his favor from the Supreme Court. He would go onto serve as the NAACP's chairman—a position he still holds today.
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