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Julian Bond Built Coalitions, Practiced Solidarity, and Showed Us the Future

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The convention erupted in cheers for Bond, as chaotic demonstrations ensued. Television reporters raced to find Bond. CBS anchor Walter Cronkite recognized Dan Rather, who asked, "Mr. Bond, how old are you?"

"I'm 28," replied Bond.

"And how old does the vice president, legally, does he have to be by the constitution?" asked Rather. Bond replied: "35, I believe"

Rather: "So it isn't likely that you're going to be a serious vice-president nominee."

Bond: "No, no, this convention might mandate to Congress, or request that Congress change the age by election time and maybe I can make it."

Rather: "You're saying that tongue-in-cheek. Now, what's at work here? Wisconsin has placed your name in nomination for what purpose?"

Bond: "Well, I would hope it's because they think I would make a good vice president. I think it's also to get an opportunity to address this body and through the medium of television other people in the nation about some of the issues that are not being discussed here."

Rather: "Which are?"

Bond: "Which are poverty, racism, war. There really has not been a great deal of free about them I don't think."

Rather: "Now, how is this to be done?"

Bond: "Well, it might be done through the nominating speeches. That would be the vehicle."

Rather: "Would you give us a bit of your background? The name 'Julian Bond' do you think it's a household word?"

Bond: "No, no, no, it's barely a household word in my own house..."

Rather: "Do you plan to address the convention yourself?"

Bond: "Is that the procedure for a vice-presidential nominee?"

Rather: "Not normally, but this hasn't been a normal convention."

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