1965: Georgia Legislature refuses to seat “the infamous Mr. Bond”

 January 1965: Georgia House of Representatives refuses to seat Rep.-elect Julian Bond (D-Atlanta) due to his position against the Vietnam War. In Reconstruction Georgia, the legislature expelled all its black members. Both times, the federal government was forced to reinstall democracy in Georgia. Among his constituents: Martin Luther King Jr. The following excerpt on Bond’s case comes from The Way It…

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