Julian Bond’s Civil Rights Legacy Lives On Through SPLC

Civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman Julian Bond died last weekend, but his legacy will live on in the people and organizations he touched during his lifetime.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, is one of those organizations. Bond was one of the Center’s co-founders in 1971 and its first president. The SPLC monitors hate groups and works on equality issues for minorities, women, the disabled and the LGBT community.

Lecia Brooks, the Center’s outreach director and the director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama, discussed Julian Bond’s impact on the SPLC, Bond’s time as president of the organization, the decrease in white supremacist groups and more on “A Closer Look.”