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PODCAST SERIES: Explorations In Black Leadership
This series of interviews, hosted by UVA Professor and Board Chair of the NAACP Julian Bond, was recorded from 1999 through 2004 by the Darden School of Business in conjunction with the University of Virginia History Department. The series is designed to examine the lives of prominent African-Americans who have made a mark on American life. Through their life stories, we hope to learn how leaders are made, how they overcame obstacles and became the well-known figures they are today.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Julian Bond interviews veteran civil rights lawyer, activist and educator Julius L. Chambers. Recorded 11/9/2000.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Dr. Robert Franklin, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Economics at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and former president of the Interdenominational Theological Center. Dr. Franklin is also an author and a frequent commentator for "All Things Considered" on National Public Radio. Recorded 3/27/2002.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, an academic who served as the first African American female president of Spelman College. Interview recorded 11/14/2001.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Dr. Benjamin Lawson Hooks, civil rights leader, Baptist minister, practicing attorney and executive director of the NAACP from 1977 to 1992. Recorded 1/23/2002.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
WILLIAM H. GRAY III
Julian Bond interviews former Congressman & president/CEO of the United Negro College Fund William H. Gray III. Recorded 6/15/2001.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Vernon Jordan, lawyer, business executive, civil rights leader and adviser to President Bill Clinton. Recorded 10/10/2002.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Nikki Giovanni, poet, essayist, lecturer and current professor in the English department of Virginia Tech. Recorded 4/14/2004.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Earl Graves, Chariman and CEO of Earl G. Graves Ltd. and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine, which he founded in 1970. recorded 10/10/2001.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Retired Airforce Major General Lucius Theus, member of the famous WWII Tuskegee Airmen. Recorded 10/30/2002.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Oliver Hill, the Richmond lawyer who served as the Chairman of the Virginia NAACP legal staff. He and Spottswood Robinson filed the lawsuit Davis v. The County School Board of Prince Edward County that became one of the five cases that made up Brown v. Board of Education. Recorded 10/11/2000.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Explorations in Black Leadership kicks off Black History Month with a special interview of our host Julian Bond, conducted in 2002 by Phyllis Leffler. From his student days to his current Chairmanship of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Julian Bond has been an active participant in the movements for civil rights, economic justice. As an activist who has faced jail for his convictions, as a veteran of more than 20 years service in the Georgia General Assembly, as a university professor, and as a writer, he has been on the cutting edge of social change since 1960.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Mary Futrell, Ed.D., an internationally known educator and former president of the National Education Association, who became Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University. Recorded 11/30/2000.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Julian Bond interviews former Mayor Henry Marsh, the first African-American Mayor of Richmond, Virginia. As Mayor, he led a coalition of five black city council members that made many historic changes in the city, including institution of a human rights ordinance, revitalization of the downtown area and the appointment of many blacks to government boards and commissions. Mr. Marsh is currently a Virginia State Senator. Recorded 12/6/2000.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Julian Bond interviews writer Amiri Baraka, also known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amiri Baraka, one of the main leaders and inspirations of the Black Arts Movement. Recorded 9/25/2002.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Julian Bond interviews Rev. Floyd Flake, pastor of Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church in Queens, NY and former U.S. Congressman (1987-1997). Recorded 2/6/2002.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Julian Bond interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, former Assistant Attorney General (under President Johnson) and distinguished professor Roger Wilkins. Recorded 3/7/2001.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Julian Bond interviews Elaine Jones, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the nation's oldest law firm fighting for equal rights and justice for people of color, women, and the poor. Recorded 11/1/2000.