James Bond (1863 - 1929) - Worked to end racial violence and discrimination
as first Kentucky Director of Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Born a
slave in Whitley County. Brought cow to Berea to pay tuition. Earned divinity
degree from Oberlin. Financial Agent of Lincoln Institute 1907-1914. Camp Taylor
YMCA Service Director during World War I. First of three generations of family
leaders in the struggle for equality. Descendants include educator, Horace Mann
Bond, and former Georgia legislator, Julian Bond.
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