Albany, NY – Dr. Julian Bond is a civil rights activist and the chairman of the NAACP. Dr. Bond has been active in the civil rights movement since he was a college student leading sit-ins in Atlanta in 1960. He served as the Southern Poverty Law Center's first president in 1971 and continues to serve on its board of directors today. He also spent 20 years in the Georgia General Assembly where he organized the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. Since 1998, Dr. Julian Bond has served as the chairman of the NAACP.