Redd snubs Julian Bond

State Sen. Dana Redd, the Mayor-elect of Camden and the Vice Chair of the Democratic State Committee, refused to meet with civil rights leader Julian Bond during his visit to Trenton today. Bond, the chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), met privately with several legislators. Bond has serious credentials in the civil rights movement of the 1960's: he was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was a founder and president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and spent twenty years in the Georgia Legislature. But he has also sparked considerable controversy during his five decades in public life; he boycotted Coretta Scott King's funeral in 2006 because it was held in a church that opposed gay rights.

Redd snubs Julian Bond