Honors program replaces Julian Bond’s class

Honors program replaces Julian Bond’s class

The University Honors Program has replaced Julian Bond’s colloquium with a course called “The History of the Civil Rights Movement” after Bond’s death Saturday evening.

The new course will be taught by professor Gregg Ivers from the School of Public Affairs. Ivers has taught several Honors and University College programs in the past, Honors director Michael Manson said in an email to students in his program on Tuesday.

“Professor Ivers’ course will differ from the course Professor Bond taught,” Manson wrote. “While Professor Bond’s course included oral history projects, Professor Ivers will lead you on a richly contextualized exploration of the Civil Rights period, dispelling the myths that have grown up around the era and explaining how cultural changes prepared the way toward the movement’s success.”

Manson also wrote that Ivers had known Bond from the time he was 3 years old. Bond shopped at an Atlanta clothing store Ivers’ family owned, and later became a friend. They often spoke about the civil rights movement as colleagues in the Department of Government, Manson said.

The new course will be offered on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There are still spots for students to register, according to Manson.


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