Morehouse College will host a farewell tribute to one of its favorite sons, H. Julian Bond ’71 on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., dean of the MLK Chapel, will preside.
Speakers for the occasion include Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. ’79; Robert M. Franklin ’75, president emeritus of Morehouse College and professor at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University; former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes; Georgia Congressman John Lewis; veteran journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault; former Atlanta City Councilwoman Carolyn Long Banks; and a selection of peers, close friends and family members. The service is open to the public and an Atlanta University Center Combined Chorus will provide music.
Bond served as the president of the president of the Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP, and was later elected Board Chairman of the NAACP in 1998.
Following Bond’s transition, letters and tributes poured in from friends, journalists, political and civil rights leaders who were lamenting the death of this iconic man of the movement.
Julian’s family scattered his ashes to the sea after his untimely death on August 15, at the age of 75. The entire world will miss Julian Bond. He leaves behind his wife, his children, and eight (8) grandchildren;.