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Remembering Julian Bond, Civil Rights leader, in your next research paper

Civil Rights leader Julian Bond died August 15, 2015, at a hospital in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after a brief illness. The former student of Martin Luther King Jr. also became instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement, and many believed at one time that he would become the first African American president of the United States.

Learn more about the late Julian Bond. (Credit: Nikki Khan/Washington Post)

Learn more about the late Julian Bond. (Credit: Nikki Khan/Washington Post)

Bond served as chairman of the NAACP, as well as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. For your next history paper, discuss the works of Julian Bond and his legacy as a Civil Rights leader. Read more

Top 10 list of Black History Month facts: How many do you already know?

Black History Month founder, Carter G. Woodson

Black History Month founder, Carter G. Woodson

Now well into America’s annual February celebration of Black History Month, we used our trusty online research tool, Questia, to help gather a top 10 list of facts about Black History Month. Some of these facts may be more widely known than others. Just how much do you know about Black History Month?

Here’s our top 10 list:

  1. Carter G. Woodson founded Black History Month in 1926 to highlight the often overlooked role that African Americans played in both American and world history. Woodson went on to be the second African American to receive a Harvard degree. He went down in history as famous for his African American quotes which continue to be widely used in speeches. Read more