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To honor Professor Bond’s achievements and to advance the teaching and
interpreting of civil rights studies, the University of Virginia is seeking funds to create
the Julian Bond Professorship in Civil Rights and Social Justice. The professorship will
create a powerful synergy among the many faculty and students who are working to
shed new light on the civil rights movement and the African American experience.

An endowed chair, with its prestige and financial rewards, is one of the highest honors
a faculty member can receive, attesting to a scholar’s standing among peers, both
within the University and throughout the academic world. The event serves as the
primary fundraiser for the endowment campaign and will honor Julian through music
and spoken word for his long history as a civil rights leader.