Bond, UVA Historian Team up to Explore Black Leadership
The work draws on a series of oral interviews of 51 prominent African-American leaders from all sectors of society collected by Bond and Leffler. Among those interviewed were civil right leader Oliver Hill, former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and poet Nikki Giovanni, among others. There is also an accompanying website titled Explorations in Black Leadership, which includes the full video interviews.
The goal of the project was to catalog the critical experiences of black leaders and core characteristics of black leadership. The idea is to inform and inspire the next generation.
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The Associated Press contributed to this article.