The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
By United Press International
The Issue: Supporters want immigration reform back in the limelight

The Issue: Supporters want immigration reform back in the limelight

The federal government shutdown, worry about the U.S. government reaching its borrowing limit, Syria and world events have pushed immigration reform to the back burner for awhile.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Eight congressional Democrats were arrested Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol while demonstrating for immigration law reform.

Arrests in Keystone protest at White House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Police in Washington arrested 48 people who handcuffed themselves to a White House gate Wednesday in a demonstration against the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
By United Press International
Gay marriage referendum on ballot in Maryland

Gay marriage referendum on ballot in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 11 (UPI) -- Maryland voters will be able to decide in November if the state's new law legalizing same-sex marriage will stand.

LIU-Brooklyn takes Northeast title

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- C.J. Garner led all five starters into double figures Wednesday, sending Long Island-Brooklyn to the NCAA Tournament with a 90-73 win over Robert Morris.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
By United Press International

New U.S. Navy ship named for Medgar Evers

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers said the ship she christened in San Diego this weekend will keep her late husband's memory alive.
Brock expected to be named NAACP head

Brock expected to be named NAACP head

ATLANTA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- NAACP officials say they are set to announce the new head of the U.S. civil rights organization, with NAACP Vice Chair Roslyn Brock as the leading candidate.

New NAACP president to be Jealous

BALTIMORE, May 17 (UPI) -- Benjamin Todd Jealous says he's ready to become the youngest national leader of the NAACP in the U.S. civil rights organization's 99-year history.

WGA grants waiver for NAACP awards gala

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The striking Writers Guild of America West said Tuesday it will sign an interim agreement with the NAACP for its 39th NAACP Image Awards.

NAACP urged to keep fighting

DETROIT, July 9 (UPI) -- The head of one of the nation's oldest civil rights groups said many Americans wrongly think racial discrimination is a thing of the past in the United States.

NAACP: End hate talk

DETROIT, July 8 (UPI) -- The NAACP opened its 98th annual convention in Detroit with Chairman Julian Bond vowing to bury hurtful slang used against African Americans.

NAACP to cut staff, close offices

BALTIMORE, June 8 (UPI) -- The NAACP, a leading U.S. civil rights group, plans drastic staff cuts and will close its regional offices to save money.
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Julian Bond
SLP99010903 - 10 JANUARY 1999 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Julian Bond, chairman of the Board of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), makes a point during a press conference, prior to a kick-off program, commemorating the 1999 Birthday Celebration Program of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Harris-Stowe State College. January 9. .wy/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, (born January 14, 1940) is an American social activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He was the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Bond was elected to both houses of the Georgia Legislature, where he served a total of 20 years. He was chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1998 to 2010.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Bond and his family moved when he was five to Pennsylvania, when his father, Dr. Horace Mann Bond, was selected as the first African-American president of Lincoln University, his alma mater. Bond first studied at George School, a private Quaker preparatory boarding school near Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Beginning in 1957, Bond attended Morehouse College, a historically black college in Atlanta. While there, he earned a varsity letter for swimming. He also helped found a literary magazine called The Pegasus which was founded by his friend. He worked as an intern at Time magazine. He was also a member of the only class taught by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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