Julian Bond On Civil Rights Progress In The Last 50 Years


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When Julian Bond was here recently with Clarence Jones, Harry Belafonte and Budd Mishkin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we asked him for his thoughts on civil rights progress since that time.

“We’re not tremendously closer to where we were 50 years ago,” he said. “We’ve made some gains…some wonderful things have happened…but if you look at housing segregation, that is the big unfinished problem of the Civil Rights movement…as long as that’s true, you’re not going to have equality among the races.”