Julian Bond Dead At 75
Sad news, legendary civil rights leader Julian Bond has died.
Julian Bond, a lifelong civil rights leader and former board chairman of the NAACP, has died. He was 75.
Bond died Saturday night after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he served as founding president in the 1970s.
“Not only has the country lost a hero today, we’ve lost a great friend,” the legal advocacy group said in a statement.
The Tennessee native was on the forefront of the 1960s civil rights movement and was among activists who demanded equal rights for African-Americans.
“With Julian’s passing, the country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice,” said Morris Dees, co-founder of the SPLC.
May Mr. Bond’s legacy live on forever.