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Civil rights activist and political servant Julian Bond, died Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after a brief illness.

Bond served as the Southern Poverty Law Center’s president from 1971 to 1979, and later as a member of its board of directors.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Horowitz, a former SPLC staff attorney, and his five children. He was 75.

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