NAACP Activist And Former Chairmen Julian Bond Has Passed Away At The Age Of 75
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Bond Has Passed Away At The Age Of 75
Mr. Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after a brief illness, the center said in a statement Sunday morning.
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.
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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.
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.