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Activist Julian Bond to WSU audience: Past civil rights struggles offer lessons

October 23, 2014


The struggles endured and achievements earned through the civil rights movement are unforgettable lessons that offer a blueprint for modern battles over social issues such as voter suppression and economic inequality, veteran activist Julian Bond said Thursday at Wayne State University. "In its successes, it has much to teach us today," the former NAACP chairman told a large crowd during the Wayne State Law School's sixth Damon J. Keith Biennial Lecture. The presentation, "Under Color of Law," was part of the series presented by the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. It aimed to educate the public with insight from a major figure in the civil rights movement.