The election of President Barack Obama was a huge step forward in America's history regarding race, but long-time civil rights activist Julian Bond believes there is still much more to be done.
In the 21st Century, says Bond, the concept of civil rights is expanding to include a multitude of other minorities within the larger society, such as gay men and lesbians.
Julian Bond will speak March 20 at Sonoma State University at 7:30pm in the Person Theater on "The Road to Freedom: From Alabama to Obama." The event is open to the public. He's no stranger to college campuses, even today, as a professor at two universities near Washington, D.C. That has given him a clear sense of who today's college generation are, and where their interests and motivations lie.
The chart below offers an illustration of the central role Julian Bond has played in the national conversation about race over the past half century (links shown with dotted lines are no longer current).