NAACP Chairman Joins Call For Decisive Action To Halt Sudan Genocide

Julian Bond, Chairman of the Board of Directors, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) joined a chorus of civil rights activists and business leaders expressing concern and calling for swift and more decisive action from the United States to put an end to the genocide in the Darfur region of the Sudan. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Bond admonished Powell and the Bush Administration and asked them to remember the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and the U.S.'s failure to act, allowing the murder of thousands.

Bond's letter said: "At our July National Convention in Philadelphia, NAACP delegates voted unanimously to declare the killings in Darfur acts of genocide. Now the United States Holocaust Museum has agreed with us that the crisis there constitutes a

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