[Crisis in Politics by Julian Bond]


Julian Bond

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Julian Bond delivers a speech on the crisis in politics at the Interdenominational Theological Center. In the speech, Mr. Bond talks about the geographical change in the experience of Black people in America. He also examines the typical lives of Black ghetto dwellers. Mr. Bond takes questions at the end of his speech.

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00:00:05 Unidentified man introduces Julian Bond on behalf of the ITC SCL student government.

00:00:41 Julian Bond begins by apologizing for being late and explains what kept him from earlier events.

00:04:05 Talks about the condition of Black people in America. Talks about the geographical change in position of African Americans from rural to urban population.

00:09:20 Talks about examining the typical Black ghetto dweller and finding out that if he were a young man there is better than 50% percent chance he would have dropped out of high school, and be unemployed or non-employable.

00:14:20 Talks about questions of violence and the status quo being violent as well.

00:18:43 States how he always thought politics to be the art to see who gets how much of what from who.

00:21:58 Talks about the new movement and what it needs to address.

00:24:57 Concludes speech.

00:25:35 Questions from audience.

00:59:57 Audio ends.


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