Black People : R.I.P. JULIAN BOND

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    Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75


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    1 of 3 © AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File
    FILE- In this July 8, 2007, file photo shows NAACP Chairman Julian Bond addresses the civil rights organization's annual convention in Detroit. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.



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    FILE- In this Oct. 13, 2006, file photo, Julian Bond, chairman of the Board for The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, gestures as he talk to the media about the organization at The University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.



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    FILE- In this April 10, 2014, file photo, social activist Julian Bond hugs Luci Baines Johnson, the younger daughter of President Lyndon Baines Johnson after singing "We Shall Overcome" during the Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act in Austin, Texas. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.


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    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    He was 75.

    Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness, the SPLC said in a statement released Sunday morning.

    The Nashville, Tenn. native was considered a symbol and icon of the 1960s civil rights movement. As a Morehouse College student, Bond helped found the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and as its communications director, he was on the front lines of protests that led to the nation's landmark civil rights laws.

    Bond later served as board chairman of the 500,000-member NAACP for 10 years but declined to run again for another one-year term in 2010.

    The SPLC said Bond was a "visionary" and "tireless champion" for civil and human rights.

    "With Julian's passing, the country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice," SPLC co-founder Morris Dees said in a statement. "He advocated not just for African Americans, but for every group, indeed every person subject to oppression and discrimination, because he recognized the common humanity in us all."

    Bond also served in the Georgia state legislature and was a professor at American University and the University of Virginia.

    Julian is survived by his wife, Pamela Horowitz, a former SPLC staff attorney; his five children, Phyllis Jane Bond-McMillan, Horace Mann Bond II, Michael Julian Bond, Jeffrey Alvin Bond, and Julia Louise Bond; his brother, James Bond; and his sister, Jane Bond Moore.





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    In the Spirit of Sankofa ... RIP Julian



    Met him and acquired his autograph at a 1984 convention, he was the keynote speaker, in Maui.

    But for the erroneous drug scandal, Julian would have been our first Black president, he was well on his way. A formidable activist and politician.

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    yes he was a warrior
     
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