Celebrating the Life, Legacy and Leadership of Julian Bond, a Human Rights Icon

To honor Julian 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.

Last week, Gale and I attended the Celebration Gala fundraiser at the exquisite ballroom of the Plaza Hotel. It was a beautiful event, attended by beautiful people, emceed by Wanda Sykes and Chris Tucker, with entertainment provided by Dave Matthews and Bebe Winans. Robin Roberts, Whoopi Goldberg, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Kate Clinton and Harry Belafonte also delivered remarks.

Hanky Panky was a proud Silver Sponsor in recognition of the extraordinary contributions that Julian Bond has made to society.

Scroll down for some photographs from the event.

–Lida

 

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