R.I.P. Civil Rights Activist & Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond Dies At 75

- By Bossip Staff

Julian Bond Dead At 75

Sad news, legendary civil rights leader Julian Bond has died.

CNN reports:

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.

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