Julian Bond, a longtime civil rights activist known for his work with the NAACP, has died. He was 75 years old.
Considered an icon of the civil rights movement, he was a founder of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee while studying at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He became a passionate advocate for the civil rights laws that were passed in the 1960s, and was also noted for his position against U.S. involvement in Vietnam, as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives for many years, and as a co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Morris Dees, the president of the SPLC, eulogized Bond as an eloquent voice for justice who "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."
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Horowitz, and his five children.