Julian Bond was the communications director of SNCC and an African-American civil rights leader.

Unfortunately, he is known mainly for his struggle to claim his seat in the Georgia legislature. He was elected but denied entrance because of his endorsement of a SNCC statement calling the United States participation in Vietnam a violation of international law.

Bond was actually reelected twice by the voters but continually barred by the House. Finally, the Supreme Court deemed the exclusion to be unconstitutional and Bond was sworn in. He was also the first African-American to be placed on the nomination list for VP in a major political party.

Julian Bond went on to become the president of the Atlanta NAACP and continued with his activist work.

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