Sunday, August 19, 2007

This Sounds Fascinating!

left of center with Julian Bond

Crossing the Color Line: From Rhythm and Blues to Rock & Roll

Tuesday. September 4th.
7pm. Buford Middle School - Auditorium

Join us for a very special evening with Mr. Julian Bond. In “Crossing the Color Line,” Mr. Bond presents the civil rights movement through a history of American music. He traces the melding of jazz, blues, country music and pop into rock & roll, stopping along the way to examine the influences of race, demographics, war, immigration and technology in this transformation.

From his student days as a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to his former position as Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Mr. Bond has been a leader inthe movements for civil rights, economic justice, racial equality and peace. The holder of twenty honorary degrees, he is a Distinguished Professor at American University in Washington, D.C., and a Professor of history at the University of Virginia.

This is a free event. Questions? Contact us at Or check out our website at Left of Center is a Charlottesville, Virginia group of mostly twenty- and thirty-something local Democrats or dem-curious people.


Unfortunately, I have a City Council meeting that night, so I cannot attend... :-( If you go, let me know what you thought!

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