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.
Albany, NY – Shirley Chisholm was the first African American women elected to Congress. We look back on her life and legacy.
Barbara Winslow is an historian and associate professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches in the School of Education and the Women's Studies Program. This fall she spoke at the Researching New York conference about Shirley Chisholm, who graduated from Brooklyn College.
Albany, NY – Eleanore Velez is a Frances Perkins Scholar at Mount Holyoke College where she is pursuing a double major in Latin American and American Studies. A wife and mother of two young children, Eleanore is a legal Mexican immigrant who has resided in the Berkshires since 1999. She will be the featured speaker at the upcoming South County Unitarian Speaker Series at Simon's Rock College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Albany, NY – Patricia Gioia is the author of The Berkeley Marian Murders: One Family's Story, published by Infinity Press. Susan Arbetter started by asking her why she felt she needed to tell her daughter's story now.