Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF JULIAN BOND

Aug 17, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the passing of Julian Bond, civil rights advocate and former NAACP chairman:

“I am deeply saddened to have lost a longtime friend and colleague, Julian Bond. I first met Julian when he was with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He later paved the way for me and others to serve in the Georgia General Assembly. I was blessed to have his sage counsel after I was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives while he was serving in the Georgia Senate.

“Julian Bond spent most of his life standing. He stood for human and civil rights, stood against inequality and injustice, and stood out as a dedicated public servant in Georgia and throughout the nation. He will truly be missed but his great legacy will remain standing as a testament to the progress that has been made and that which is still to come.”

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