Monday, August 24, 2015

Lincoln men

I used my print column today to offer a salute to a Lincoln man.

It's not widely known that groundbreaking civil rights leader Julian Bond, who died last week, had close ties to Lincoln University.

His father, Horace Mann Bond, was the first African-American president of the historically black university.

Bond lived in the Oxford area during his youth, long before he started a lifetime of work in civil rights by being a campus activist at Morehouse University in Georgia.

I shared something in common with Bond.

We were both Lincoln men.

I explain it here.

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