On hearing the announcement that Julian Bond had passed on to the ancestors, I knew greatness had left us. The event gave me pause and I tried to remember when I first found myself in the sphere of influence of this great American leader.
Remembering Julian Bond took me back to my college days. It was there I had t crossed his path and come into his political orbit. He was this great Black leader that my very white college invited to speak on campus as part of the "Program in Practical Political Education."