Julian Bond, Former N.A.A.C.P. Chairman and Civil Rights Leader, Dies during 75

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Julian Bond during a N.A.A.C.P.’s annual gathering in 2007.

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Julian Bond, a former authority of a National Association for a Advancement of Colored People, a charismatic figure of a 1960s polite rights movement, a lightning rod of a anti-Vietnam War debate and a lifelong champion of equal rights for minorities, died on Saturday night, according to a Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.

Mr. Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after a brief illness, a core pronounced in a matter Sunday morning.

He was one of a strange leaders of a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, while he was a tyro during Morehouse College in Atlanta.

He changed from a militancy of a tyro organisation to a tip care of a establishmentarian N.A.A.C.P. Along a way, he was a writer, poet, radio commentator, lecturer, college teacher, and determined competition of a realistic ruins of white supremacy. He also served 20 years in a Georgia legislature.