Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Bond, Horace Mann (1904–1972)

Bond was an academic, earning a doctorate from the University of Chicago at a time when few African Americans were able to go to college. He then served as president of Fort Valley State College and Lincoln University, his alma mater, becoming Lincoln’s first African American university president. He eventually returned to the South and became dean of the School of Education at Atlanta University. He participated in research for the NAACP that led to the Brown v. Board of Education decision.