Julian Bond, a major figure in the 1960s civil rights movement who served as a longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.
Leaders of the nation’s largest civil rights group pledged to continue fighting for voting rights, health care, a higher minimum wage and immigration reform, even as the NAACP begins searching for a new president and CEO.
Marylanders for Marriage Equality gain another voice. Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the NAACP, is featured in a YouTube ad supporting same-sex marriage in Maryland.