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Bond, U.Va. historian team up to explore black leadership

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civil rights leader Julian Bond is teaming up with a University of Virginia historian to document the experiences of 51 African-American leaders.

Bond and professor Phyllis Leffler will discuss their project Wednesday during a joint appearance on the Charlottesville grounds of U.Va.

The two have worked for the past 14 years on the interviews. Their work, titled “Black Leaders on Leadership: Conversations with Julian Bond,” was published this month.

The goal of the project was to catalog the critical experiences of black leaders and core characteristics of black leadership. The idea is to inform and inspire the next generation.

Among those interviewed were civil right leader Oliver Hill, former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and poet Nikki Giovanni, among others.



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