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Academy celebrates life of civil rights activist Julian Bond

CELEBRATED: Civil rights activist Julian Bond

ONE OF the key figures in the American Civil Rights Movement, Julian Bond, will be celebrated by the British Academy later this month.

The British Academy will screen the UK premiere of new documentary, Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement, which explores the life and times of the activist, politician and lawyer.

Bond was among the founding members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a group which became one of the most important grassroots organisations of the 1960s civil rights movement. Bond later spent ten years as chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

In the wake of Julian Bond’s sudden passing in 2015, this event celebrates his life with a screening of the documentary, followed by a discussion with the director and those who worked with Bond throughout his life.

To watch the trailer for Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement, please click here.

Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement
Date: Tuesday May 24 2016
Time: 6-7.30pm
Address: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Price: FREE
Registration required at: www.britishacademy.ac.uk/events/2016/Julian_Bond.cfm
Please note: This film is only suitable for those aged 12 and over

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