American Forum: Julian Bond Town Hall

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Thursday, Oct 20, 2011  |  Updated 1:52 PM EDT
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American Forum: Julian Bond Town Hall

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The American Forum's Jane Hall recently sat down with civil rights leader Julian Bond for a town hall at American University to discuss numerous issues, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication.

Bond has been a social activist and a civil-rights leader since he was a college student in the South in the 1960s. Bond studied with King; and he was a founder of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, which played a major role in civil-rights marches, Freedom Rides and voter-registration drives in the 1960s.

Bond is chairman emeritus of the NAACP and an author, poet and professor.

As the country prepares to dedicate a memorial to Martin Luther King, Bond engaged with American University students and Hall about King's legacy and how the civil-rights movement connects to young people today.

You can watch all three segments of the show below:

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

The American Forum is an interactive multimedia TV and online program with a live town-hall audience. The program engages with young people about issues they care about in politics, media and culture. It is produced by American University’s School of Communication..

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