The UVA Today article “UVA Symposium to Explore ‘Arc and Touchstones’ of Julian Bond’s Career” features an event to be hosted on October 20–21 in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library. The symposium on the life and legacy of civil rights leader and UVA faculty member Julian Bond, who died in 2015 at the age of 75, takes its theme—“Keep the Movement Coming On”—from Bond’s speech, “Faces at the Bottom of the Well,” which he delivered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in February 2003.
Participants in a series of panel discussions will include documentary film filmmakers, authors, and academics from around the country. UVA panelists and moderators will include associate professor of English and associate director of the Woodson Institute Maurice Wallace; Media Studies professor Aniko Bodroghkozy; Curry School of Education professor Derrick Alridge; American Studies/Media Studies professor Jack Hamilton; Woodson Institute professor Kwame Otu; and Woodson post-doctoral fellow Julius Fleming.
According to Deborah McDowell, director of UVA’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and chair of the symposium’s organizing committee, “some panelists will consider the arc and touchstones of Bond’s impressive 50-year career, others will provide a critical overview of the Civil Rights Movement, assessing its achievements, measuring its failures and formulating new strategies for continuing the never-ending struggle for freedom, justice, and social change, including in the classroom.”
Read the full article “UVA Symposium to Explore ‘Arc and Touchstones’ of Julian Bond’s Career” (UVA Today, 10/11/2016).