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US civil rights icon Julian Bond dies aged 75


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US civil rights icon Julian Bond dies aged 75

American civil rights activist Julian Bond has died at the age of 75.

Bond co-founded the Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee in the 1960s, organising anti-segregation protests and voter registration drives.

He later became a writer, politician and professor. President Obama said he had been privileged to call him a friend.

Bond was also the former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) .

Tributes on social media have poured in following the announcement of Julian Bond’s death.

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