Julian Bond was a lifelong activist, speaking out in recent years for marriage equality, getting arrested in front of the White House while protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The civil-rights pioneer died this week at the age of 75.
He rose to national prominence as a vocal force in the civil rights movement, and over the long arc of his career, Julian Bond blended the personal and political in ways that created and transformed societal structures. Bond, 75, died Saturday in the Gulf Coast city of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
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