As a veteran civil rights activist and public servant Julian Bond (b. 1940) has been in the vanguard of the fight against social injustice and inequality. While a student at Morehouse College, he led sit-in demonstrations against segregation and co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. From 1974 to 1987, he sponsored more than sixty bills in the Georgia State Senate that became laws. He expanded his influence through the media as a popular television host, commentator, lecturer, and writer. In 1990 Bond joined the history department at the University of Virginia. He returned to the national spotlight in 1998 when he was elected chairman of the NAACP board of directors. Bond worked with NAACP President Kweisi Mfume to revive the activism that characterized the NAACP in the 1950s and 1960s. He also partnered with Mfume to revitalize the NAACP through a $50 million fundraising campaign and membership drive.