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For the sixth Damon J. Keith Biennial Lecture at Wayne State University Law School, activist Julian Bond spoke about the role the law has played in encouraging and thwarting the civil rights movement.  Bond gave his lecture, “Under Color of Law,” on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Wayne State University Arts Auditorium. 

A civil rights and anti-war activist since his student days at Morehouse College, Bond went on to become the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center and held that post for more than 30 years.  He has also served as chairman of the NAACP.

The lecture series is part of the mission of Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights to provide education about civil rights to the community and to nurture the next generation of civil rights leaders.  Bond’s lecture was sponsored by Comerica Bank.

(Photos by John Meiu)

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