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.