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Julian Bond, former NACCP chairman, dies at 75

Julian Bond, a civil rights rights titan and longtime leader of the NAACP, died Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 75. A public face of activism for civil rights throughout his life, Bond led the Southern Poverty Law Center and was the first African American nominated for vice president of the United States. He also served in the Georgia state Assembly for 20 years. Bond, longtime board chairman of the NAACE, died after a brief illness, according to a statement released Sunday by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Reaction to Bond's death came from all corners of the region and the world. In a Twitter posting, , the Rev. Jessie Jackson called Bond "a friend and fellow...

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