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Julian Bond & Amos Brown

Amos With Julian Bond At 2010 Event Of Indy Black Chamber Of Commerce

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Monday, August 17, 2015. (Discussion With Bill Crawford About Life of Julian Bonds Begins At 57:05 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). In the pantheon of civil rights heroes Julian Bond ranks among the top.  Son of educators, Julian Bond started his career as an organizer and leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).  He led a delegation from Georgia to the 1968 Democratic National Convention where he was nominated for Vice-President as part of protests against biased party rules.

Julian Bond At Democratic Convention

Julian Bond At Democratic Convention – 1972 / Getty Photo

The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Show

Julian Bond and then Sen. Barack Obama during The 36th NAACP Image Awards / Getty Photo

Bond was elected and served 21 years in the Georgia Legislature. angering white legislators who hated that he was elected in the first place.  With Morris Dees, Bond co-founded he Southern Poverty Law Center which tracks skinheads, Nazis, the Klan and other domestic terrorist and racist organizations. Bond was also Board Chair of the National NAACP.  Bond was also a lecturer at several prestigious universities and a speaker literally all over this country and the world.

Keystone XL Pipeline Protest

Julian Bond protesting against Keystone XL Pipeline at Lafayette Park, February 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. / Getty Photo

On Afternoons with Amos, former Representative Bill Crawford, who knew Julian Bond for many, many years shared his remembrances of him and discussed his legacy.  Then in a surprise, one of the co callers, community activist Muhammad Siddeeq shared a story about Julian Bond. Seems in 1968, Bond was seeking funds to hep support his fight against racially biased rules of the Democratic Party to their 1968 convention.  Siddeeq then was a top adviser to National of Islam leader the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.  Siddeeq told the story of how Muhammad provided the money for Bond and the delegates challenging the biased Democratic delegate rules to be able to attend the 1968 convention in Chicago.  A little known Black history fact shared about Julian Bond on our program.  And shattered a myth that the Nation of Islam wasn’t supportive of traditional civil rights groups back then.

Sen. Karen Tallian

Sen. Karen Tallian / state website

( Breaking News On Governor’s Race Starts At 1:17:09 Mark On Media Player). Also on the program, Amos shared breaking news in the race for the Democratic nomination for Governor as Senator Karen Tallian dropped out of the race right after the Indiana AFL-CIO endorsed 2012 candidate John Gregg for Governor. Tallian, the northern Indiana lawmaker and a strong supporter of labor was hoping for the endorsement of the state’s labor umbrella group.  But without that support she ended her campaign, leaving Gregg as the only announced Democratic candidate, as Supt. Glenda Ritz dropped out over a week ago. (Interview On Retail Workers Bill Of Rights Starts At 3:54 Mark). Teka Campbell talked to Afternoons with Amos about the effort to get the City-County Council to approve a non-binding resolution supporting the effort to create a Retail Workers Bill of Rights for Indianapolis area retail workers.  The plan would provide rights to retail workers that would include right to opportunity for full time hours, health care and being treated with decency. During Open Lines, Afternoons with Amos listeners talked about recent incidents of fights in IPS schools and what needed to be done.  Callers longed for a return to prayer in public schools as Amos shared what type of prayer and religious is permissible in public schools.  Amos also shared a preview of the 2016 Indianapolis/Marion County budget.  The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Monday, August 17, 2015 Runs 95 Minutes ©2015 WTLC/Radio One. PODCAST Starts After Brief Video Ad. [theplatform account=”BCY3OC” media=”RuK9TR_Iff3G” player=”xFJXq1diB1tB”]

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