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Civil rights icon Julian Bond remembered for commitment to social justice

Civil rights icon Julian Bond remembered for commitment to social justice

Fellow members of the civil rights community and former colleagues who filled Washington’s historic Lincoln Theatre on Tuesday honored late civil rights icon Julian Bond for his commitment to social justice and to his family and his work exposing younger generations to the movement.

“He was more like Dr. [Martin Luther] King in the sense that he’s a spokesperson more than a freedom fighter,” said historian Taylor Branch in an interview. “He’d be the first person to admit he didn’t enjoy jail. But he was a synthesizer and he had a gift for how to turn a phrase and a gift for how to lift things forward.”

In 1960, Bond helped...

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