This weekend, the world lost one of the most important figures in the Civil Rights Movement. Julian Bond was a key leader of the critical student movement and headed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee while at Morehouse College. He went on to co-found the Southern Poverty Law Center, chaired the NAACP, and was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives.
The Civil Rights Movement showed what incredible feats student and youth activism could achieve, and that was largely thanks to Bond's work. Here are some quotes from Bond on social justice, activism and leadership that anyone, especially young people seriously considering their place in the world, could benefit greatly from hearing.