Julian Bond was the grandson of a slave and an icon of the 1960s civil rights movement. As a Morehouse College student, Bond helped found the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. As its communications director, he was on the front lines of protests that led to the nation’s landmark civil rights laws. He went on to chair the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was professor of history at the University of Virginia and scholar in residence at American University in Washington, DC. He passed away in August 2015.