Julian BondHire

Becomes SNCC communications director

1961

Julian Bond as communications directorBond becomes communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a position he holds for five years. Its mission is to unite students in non-violent protest against segregation and other racist occurrences. He skillfully guides the national news media toward stories of violence and discrimination as the committee challenges legal segregation in the South’s public facilities during a time when mainstream media ignores what is happening to Blacks. He travels around Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas to help organize civil rights and voter registration drives.

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