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A Bond And a Commitment

Posted August 18th, 2015 at 1:13 pm (UTC-4)
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Mr. Bond never stopped speaking out for the oppressed. He supported the demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, following the police shooting of a black man and called it African Americans’ age-old battle “to be treated decently and fairly.”

Remembering Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond

Posted August 17th, 2015 at 12:39 pm (UTC-4)
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The death at age 75 of Bond, a towering civil rights leader, comes at a moment when America is revisiting its history of racial inequality all over again. A new movement, #Black Lives Matter, has been born amid a series of deadly incidents involving white cops and African Americans. One observer hoped that Bond’s legacy would result in a new generation of young leaders filling the void he leaves behind.