Celebrating the Life of Horace Julian Bond

1940 - 2015


We realize that many people loved and admired Julian. We understand that at this time of great loss for our family, that many you are feeling your own sense of loss. We also very much understand the need for community closure and an opportunity to celebrate the life of a great husband, father and grandfather, but also a great national treasure and civil rights icon.

As we join together as a family to help each other through this time, we are well aware that there must be a public opportunity for all of Julian’s friends, Civil Rights colleagues, students and admirers to come together in a memorial celebration of his life to share memories and expressions of love and appreciation. We will announce plans for such a gathering very soon.

Thank you for sharing Julian with us, and thank you for allowing us to honor his wishes.


Pam Horowitz, sons, Horace Mann Bond II, Jeffrey and Michael; daughters, Phyllis Jane Bond McMillan and Julia Louise Bond; sister, Jane; brother, James; and his eight grandchildren.


Anyone in the District of Columbia wishing to pay their respects can meet at the Tidal Basin by the MLK Memorial at 3 PM.

I had the pleasure of working with Julian (JB) from 1981-1989 on "ABF"! He was the professional journalist who knew what to say and ask all the time! We traveled to Central America and London together! He was always available to Me anytime! My Friend, mentor and Brother, I will always MISS!