Julian Bond, Champion of Civil Rights for All, Dead at 75

  • metta

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    Aug 16, 2015 5:52 PM GMT
    Julian Bond, Champion of Civil Rights for All, Dead at 75

    Bond was a supporter of marriage equality, comprehensive LGBT civil rights legislation, and more.

    "Bond died Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after a brief illness, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced. Bond was the organization’s founding president. “He 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,”

    http://www.advocate.com/obituaries/2015/08/16/julian-bond-champion-civil-rights-all-dead-75
  • metta

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    Aug 16, 2015 8:27 PM GMT
    Julian Bond, Former N.A.A.C.P. Chairman and Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 75




    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/17/us/julian-bond-former-naacp-chairman-and-civil-rights-leader-dies-at-75.html?referrer
  • metta

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    Aug 16, 2015 8:34 PM GMT
    Family, friends and Obama remember Julian Bond

    “Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life – from his leadership of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to his founding role with the Southern Poverty Law Center, to his pioneering service in the Georgia legislature and his steady hand at the helm of the NAACP,” President Obama said in a statement Sunday. “Michelle and I have benefited from his example, his counsel, and his friendship – and we offer our prayers and sympathies to his wife, Pamela, and his children.”


    Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ advocacy group, called Bond a “warrior for good.”

    “Very few throughout human history have embodied the ideals of honor, dignity, courage, and friendship like Julian Bond,” he said Sunday in a statement. “Quite simply, this nation and this world are far better because of his life and commitment to equality for all people.”


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/08/16/family-friends-and-obama-remember-julian-bond/
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Aug 17, 2015 3:31 AM GMT
    He was such a wonderfully elegant man; and that VOICE.
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    Aug 17, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    WrestlerBoy saidHe was such a wonderfully elegant man; and that VOICE.


    Agreed.
  • metta

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    Aug 18, 2015 6:22 AM GMT
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Aug 18, 2015 1:58 PM GMT
    metta8 said


    That was just brilliant. Thank you for that, Lester.

    May the angels welcome him into paradise; may he find rest in the bosom of Abraham; and may his god grant eternal peace to the soul of this truly good man.