Julian Bond


Age: 75

Summary: longtime civil rights activist and Georgia state legislator considered as a leading figure from the 1960's civil rights movement who was board chairman of the NAACP from 1998 to 2008 after a long career in politics and became a major force in the campaign for racial equality when he was often seen at the forefront of protests against segregation and later pursued a lengthy career in politics and academia but never ceded his position as a civil rights icon, who was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965 and stepped into the national spotlight after being refused his seat because of his antiwar stance on Vietnam and the case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in his favor before he took his seat in 1967 and served in the Georgia House until 1875, then served six terms in the Georgia Senate from 1975 to 1986.

Cause of Death: Complications of vascular disease

Born: January 14, 1940

Died: August 15, 2015

Fort Walton Beach, Florida