Visual: The Work of Julian Bond
On August 26, 1971, Julian Bond covered JET Magazine. The headline read: “The Man Blacks Prefer As Candidate for U.S. President.”
The cover story was created after JET ran a poll asking readers to vote for their presidential contender. It was a time where Black people were looking for someone to take them higher. Faith resided in Julian Bond. He led the poll for two weeks straight.
However, due to his age – he was 31 and the running age qualification was 35 – he was unable to be a part of the presidential race. Nonetheless, the work of Mr. Julian Bond has left a lasting impression on the Black community and the battle for civil rights on the grounds of a non-violent approach.
Strong-willed, determined and a fiery champion for civil rights, Julian Bond will forever be remarked and remembered. In this gallery, JET looks back on his legacy.