NAACP Activist And Former Chairmen Julian Bond Has Passed Away At The Age Of 75

NAACP Activist And Former Chairmen Julian
Bond Has Passed Away At The Age Of 75
BHR Hollywood Reports...........Julian Bond, the civil rights activist and former chairman of the NAACP, has died at age 75, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a statement Sunday.

Mr. Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after a brief illness, the center said in a statement Sunday morning.

Julian Bond 
He was one of the original leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, while he was a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

He moved from the militancy of the student group to the top leadership of the establishmentarian N.A.A.C.P. Along the way, he was a writer, poet, television commentator, lecturer, college teacher, and persistent opponent of the stubborn remnants of white supremacy.

Julian Bond (SNCC)
He also served for 20 years in the Georgia Legislature, mostly in conspicuous isolation from white colleagues who saw him as an interloper and a rabble-rouser.

Mr. Bond’s wit, cool personality and youthful face became familiar to millions of television viewers during the 1960s and 1970s; he was described as dashing, handsome and urbane.

Julian Bond 
Bond later served as board chairman of the 500,000-member NAACP for 10 years but declined to run again in 2010. He also served in the Georgia state legislature and was a professor at American University and the University of Virginia.

In a statement, Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, which works for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, said: “Very few throughout human history have embodied the ideals of honor, dignity, courage and friendship like Dr. Julian Bond.

"Quite simply, this nation and this world are far better because of his life and commitment to equality for all people.

 Future generations will look back on the life and legacy of Julian Bond and see a warrior of good who helped conquer hate in the name of love.

 I will greatly miss my friend and my hero, Dr. Julian Bond."

Bond is survived by his wife, Pamela Horowitz, a former SPLC staff attorney, his five children, a brother and a sister.

BHR'S Condolences goes out to the friends and family of Horace Julian Bond