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Julian Bond, Longtime Civil-Rights Activist, Dies at 75

posted on August 17, 2015

The Wall Street Journal honors Julian Bond, a prominent civil-rights activist and chairman of the NAACP, who died Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Mr. Bond co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, led student protests in Georgia in the 1960s, and served in Georgia’s state Legislature for 20 years. “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,” Morris Dees, co-founder of the SPLC with Bond, said.

Read at The Wall Street Journal