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.