UVA Creates Julian Bond Professorship for Civil Rights Education

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00 -- mes3xg

As many as 350 alumni, parents and friends contributed $3 million to endow a professorship in memory of the late civil rights activist Julian Bond, a UVA professor emeritus of history.The late Julian Bond was one of the most prominent social justice advocates to emerge from the Civil Rights Movement. To honor his legacy and his service to the University of Virginia, where he taught for two decades, a new professorship is being established in his name. The Julian Bond Professorship of Civil Rights and Social Justice in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will sustain faculty excellence on the Civil Rights Movement and further the educational work of one of its most distinguished leaders, who died last year. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)