To celebrate completion of the digitization of the papers of Horace Mann Bond, the Department of Special Collections at the UMass Amherst Libraries will host a conversation with the children of Horace Mann Bond: Julian Bond, James Bond, and Jane Bond Moore.
Amilcar Shabazz, Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor for Diversity and Excellence, will moderate the discussion of the Bonds’ reflections on coming of age in a community of distinguished Black intellectuals. Professor John Bracey who will share the history of Bond’s Papers at the university.
A scholar, educator, and advocate for civil rights, Horace Mann Bond was a key figure in the growth of historically Black colleges during the decades surrounding Brown v. Board of Education. Bond’s remarkable collection of personal papers is rich in correspondence with leading African American intellectuals and figures in the emerging world of independent Africa.
The collection is digitized and available at Credo (http://credo.library.umass.edu/) through the generous support of the Bond family and a grant from the National Historic Publications & Records Commission.