Longtime civil rights activist Bond has died at age 75. He died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness.
The Nashville, Tenn. native was considered an icon of the 1960s civil rights movement. He helped found the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and as its communications director, he was on the front lines of protests that led to the nation's landmark civil rights laws.
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