Julian Bond became the youngest and first black person to be nominated as Vice President of the United States. A published author, political and celebrity figure, Bond is no stranger to arrest for the cause. He’s been arrested several times, even recently for protesting at the White House to convince President Obama to rethink the Keystone Pipeline.

Rev. Amos Brown first met Dr. King in San Francisco after riding with Medgar Evers to an NAACP meeting. He is now the reverend at Third Baptist Church in San Francisco. Brown remembers being jailed with Dr. King for 10 days.

The remaining students: Graham Prindle, Mary Worthy, and Rev. Willie Right each had their own relationship with Dr. King in the struggle and went on to continue their work by participating in sit-ins and protests. They all considered Dr. King a significant part of their lives and positions in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Little Known Black History Fact: The Eight Students of Martin Luther King, Jr.  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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