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Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond Dies at 75
By Dr. Valerie Wardlaw
Published August 17, 2015

 

Photo: Courtesy of The Associated Press

Photo: Courtesy of The Associated Press

Horace Julian Bond, a lifelong civil and equal rights champion died on Saturday, August 15, 2015 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. His wife of 24 years, Pamela Sue Horowitz, said he died of complications from vascular disease.

President Barack Obama paid tribute to Bond calling him “a hero,” and “a friend.” “Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life – from his leadership of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to his founding role with the Southern Poverty Law Center, to his pioneering service in the Georgia legislature and his steady hand at the helm of the NAACP,” the President said in a written statement. “And what better way to be remembered than that.”

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

Julian Bond Denied His Seat in the GA Legislature, January, 1966 Photo:  Associated Press

Julian Bond Denied His Seat in the GA Legislature, January, 1966
Photo: Associated Press

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