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  • Published: 30 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780807033203
  • Imprint: Beacon Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $52.99

Julian Bond’s Time to Teach

A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement



A masterclass in the Civil Rights Movement from one of the legendary activists who led it

Horace "Julian" Bond was an influential social justice activist, politician, and visionary who is best known as one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). For over two decades, he taught a popular class on the history of the civil rights movement.

Compiled from his original lecture notes, Julian Bond's Time to Teach brings his invaluable teachings to a new generation of readers and provides a necessary toolkit for today's activists in the era of Black Lives Matter and #MeToo. Bond sought to dismantle the perception of the civil rights movement as a peaceful and respectable protest that quickly garnered widespread support. Through his lectures, Bond detailed the ground-shaking disruption the movement caused, its immense unpopularity at the time, and the bravery of activists who chose to disturb order to pursue justice. Beginning with the movement's origins in the early 20th century, Bond tackles key events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Little Rock Nine, Freedom Rides, Sit-ins, Mississippi Voter Registration, the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, The March on Washington, The Civil Rights Act, Freedom Summer, and Selma. He explains the youth activism, community ties, and strategizing required to build strenuous and successful movements. With his firsthand accounts of the civil rights movement and original photos from Danny Lyon, Julian Bond's Time to Teach makes history come alive.

  • Published: 30 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780807033203
  • Imprint: Beacon Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $52.99

Praise for Julian Bond’s Time to Teach

“There was no better teacher of the civil rights movement than Julian Bond. There is no better book for learning the civil rights movement than Julian Bond’s Time to Teach. Bond’s window into his movement will always be with us. His lessons for our movement will always be with us. An utterly invaluable resource.” —Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

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