Julian Bond Headlines Houston Community College Event

Former NAACP Board Chairman Julian Bond was the keynote speaker at the Houston Community College Black History Gala on Friday, February 26.

An author and  founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Bond has been an  active and outspoken warrior in the movements for civil rights and  economic justice.  Bond is also a professor at the University of Virginia.

The event, which drew hundreds of people from across the community, served as a fundraiser for Houston Community College student scholarships.

Last year, 13 HCC students received a $1,000 each to cover the cost of tuition and books.

Faces in the crowd included: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee,  State Rep. Borris Miles and wife Cydoni, Houston city council member Wanda Adams and staff, HCC trustee Dr. Michael P. Williams, KPRC-TV meteorologist Khambrel Marshall, Carolyn Campbell, Debra McGaughey, Yolanda Smith, Lisa Whitlock and Carol Mims Galloway.

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