ISBN-10: 0872867943
ISBN-13: 9780872867949
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 02/11/2020
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 5.90" W, 1.10" H

Published by City Lights

Race Man: Selected Works, 1960-2015

Preface by: Pamela Horowitz
Preface by: Jeanne Theoharis
Afterword by: Douglas Brinkley


Price: $16.07


Newsweek, Lit Hub, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution pick Race Man by Julian Bond as one of their Most-Anticipated Books of 2020!

“This compilation of works by social activist and civil rights leader Julian Bond should be required reading in 2020.–Juliana Rose Pignataro, Newsweek

“Bond’s essays, speeches and interviews were powerful weapons in his lifelong fight for civil rights.”–The New York Times

“Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life. Julian Bond helped change this country for the better. And what better way to be remembered than that.”–President Barack Obama

An inspiring, historic collection of writings from one of America’s most important civil rights leaders.

No one in the United States did more to advance the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. than Julian Bond. Race Man–a collection of his speeches, articles, interviews, and letters–constitutes an unrivaled history of the life and times of one of America’s most trusted freedom fighters, offering unfiltered access to his prophetic voice on a wide variety of social issues, including police brutality, abortion, and same-sex marriage.

A man who broke race barriers and set precedents throughout his life in politics; co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and long-time chair of the NAACP; Julian Bond was a leader and a visionary who built bridges between the black civil rights movement and other freedom movements–especially for LGBTQ and women’s rights. As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, there is no better time to return to Bond’s works and words, many of them published here for the first time.

“Endlessly grateful for this collection of work that shows the expansive nature of Julian Bond’s ideas of black liberation, and how those ideas are woven into the fabric of both resistance and uplift. Race Man is the map of a journey that was not only struggle and not only triumph.”–Hanif Abdurraqib, author of They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Essays

Race Man is the essential collection of Julian Bond’s wisdom–and required reading for the organizers and leaders who follow in his footsteps today.”–Marian Wright Edelman, President Emerita, Children’s Defense Fund

Race Man is a staggering collection that offers a genealogy of Bond’s freedom-oriented politics and soul work as captured in his written words. Race Man is a book that looks back and speaks forward. It is a timely example of what movement building can look like when servant leaders refuse to leave the most vulnerable out of their visions for Black freedom. We need that reminder, like never before, today.”–Darnell L. Moore, author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America

” [An] essential volume that will appeal to a broad audience of readers interested in the civil rights movement and human rights overall . . .”–Library Journal, Starred Review

“Bond’s years as an activist also offer a guide through the intellectual and political history of the left in the second half of the 20th century . . . Bond’s essays capture the intellectual world that inspired him and that he helped inspire in turn.”–Robert Greene II, The Nation

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"Julian Bond's Race Man anthology offers a uniquely perceptive and cogent overview of the African-American freedom struggle during its heyday in the 1960s and the perilous decades that have followed."–Clayborne Carson, Director, The Martin Luther King Jr Research and Education Institute, Stanford University

"The fight for civil rights has had many heroes, but, as these pages make clear, few have loomed as large as Julian Bond. Future generations will know Julian Bond as a warrior for good who helped conquer hate in the name of love. More importantly, they will live in a world that is far more just and far more equal because of him."–Chad Griffin, former President of the Human Rights Campaign

"Bond was well aware of the Second Reconstruction being recreated in America, and the legal push to undo all of Johnson's civil rights legislation. He would have despaired at Trump's election and the way the courts are being packed with fellow travelers, chipping away at civil rights protections. Handing victory after victory to people on the side of the powerful and greedy. He also would have found ways to organize. This enormous-hearted, unflinching book gives readers a vision of how that can be done."–John Freeman, Lit Hub Executive Editor, LitHub's "Most Anticipated Books of 2020"

"As the nation confronts another period of ethnic and racial backlash and upheaval, Michael G. Long has edited a wonderful collection of Bond's own words in Race Man: Selected Works, 1960-2015. . . . Bond's life of activism and service, including his work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), his time in the Georgia legislature, and his long involvement with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the NAACP, offers a powerful example of servant leadership that could serve as a roadmap for Americans today. . . . Long has carefully arranged and compiled writings which demonstrate how Bond evolved on critical social issues. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in Bond's support of equal rights for members of the LGBTQ community."–Daryl Carter, Chapter 16

"The San Francisco publishing house that produced books by Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Jack Kerouac gives us this complete collection of writings by the late Julian Bond. A compilation of speeches, interviews and articles for publications such as Ebony and The Washington Post, the book spans the Georgia congressman's career as a civil and human rights leader from his undergraduate days at Morehouse College, where he was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, until the end of his life, when he championed gay marriage. Topics include his opposition to Jimmy Carter and Clarence Thomas, the bitter end to his friendship with John Lewis, and homophobia among African Americans."–Atlanta Journal Constitution's "10 Southern Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020"

"The truly inspiring and illuminating book by the late famous Civil Rights leader and social activist Julian Bond. It's his collection of letters and essays that everyone in 2020 should read."–You Beauty's "15 Books to Watch Out for in 2020"

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ISBN-10: 0872867943
ISBN-13: 9780872867949
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 02/11/2020
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 5.90" W, 1.10" H
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