About the Author
Julian Bond was a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and was elected in 1965 to the Georgia House of Representatives. He is currently chairman of the board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a professor of history at the University of Virginia. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Sondra Kathryn Wilson, executor of James Weldon Johnson’s literary properties, is an associate of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University. Her publications include The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson, vols. 1 and 2, The Crisis Reader, The Opportunity Reader, The Messenger Reader, and The Complete Poetry of James Weldon Johnson. She lives in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.