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Julian Bond (with Leroy Johnson)

Julian Bond (with Leroy Johnson)
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Artist
George Tames, 1919 - 1994
Sitter
Julian Bond, 14 Jan 1940 - 15 Aug 2015
Leroy R. Johnson, 28 Jul 1928 - 24 Oct 2019
Date
c. 1968
Type
Photograph
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 35.5 × 24.2 cm (14 × 9 1/2")
Sheet: 35.5 × 28.1 cm (14 × 11 1/16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Frances O. Tames
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© George Tames/The New York Times/Redux
Object number
NPG.94.216
Exhibition Label
In 1960, Tennessee-born Julian Bond (right) became the communications director for the Atlanta-based Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization that focused on civil rights. He was elected to the Georgia State Legislature in 1965 but was not allowed to take his seat because of his anti-war stance. After the U.S. Supreme Court decreed that Georgia’s legislature had acted unconstitutionally, Bond finally joined the chamber in January 1967.
George Tames photographed Bond with one of his supporters, Leroy Johnson (left), in front of the Georgia State Capitol’s main entrance. Elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1962, Johnson was the first African American since 1907 to serve in the state’s legislature.
En 1960, Julian Bond (derecha), natural de Tennessee, pasó a ser director de comunicaciones del Comité Coordinador Estudiantil No Violento (SNCC), una organización pro derechos civiles con sede en Atlanta. En 1965 Bond fue electo para Legislatura de Georgia, pero no se le permitió ocupar su puesto debido a su postura antibélica. Cuando el Tribunal Supremo decretó que la Legislatura de Georgia había actuado en contra de la Constitución, Bond pudo integrarse a su puesto en enero de 1967.
George Tames retrató a Bond con uno de sus seguidores, Leroy Johnson (izquierda), frente a la entrada principal del capitolio de Georgia. Johnson, elegido para el Senado de Georgia en 1962, fue el primer afroamericano que sirvió en una legislatura estatal desde 1907.
Data Source
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Place
United States\Georgia\Fulton\Atlanta