Civil rights activists Julian Bond (right) and Andrew J. Young (center), hold hands during the March on Washington in front of the Washington Monument in August 1963.
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Representative elect Julian Bond listens to a verdict read to bar him from taking his seat in the Georgia House of Representatives in Atlanta on Jan. 11, 1966. He was refused his seat because of his endorsement of statements denouncing U.S. Policy in Vietnam.
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Julian Bond and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. cast their ballots to fill Bond's vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Atlanta on Feb. 23, 1966.
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Georgia delegate Julian Bond at the microphone on the floor of the Convention Hall in Chicago on Aug. 29, 1968 after his name was placed in nomination for the Vice Presidential nomination. Bond declined the nomination because of his age.
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Julian Bond stops to talk with some Kent State University students before making a speech on May 2, 1971 at the campus in Kent, Ohio. Bond's speech was part of a four-day memorial period for the four students killed during campus demonstrations.
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Julian Bond speaks to students at the campus in Kent, Ohio, on May 2, 1971.
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U.S. 5th Congressional District Democratic candidate Julian Bond marks his ballot on Sept. 2, 1986 at his polling place in downtown Atlanta. Bond was in a run-off election with John Lewis who won in a surprise victory.
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Julian Bond with Rosa Parks at a civil rights monument designed by architect Maya Lin, during a ceremony dedicating monument at Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., on Nov. 6, 1989.
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Vice President Al Gore waves to the audience with Kweisi Mfune, President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Julian Bond, chairman of the board of the NAACP, on July 15, 1999, in New York City at the 90th Annual NAACP convention.
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During his presidential campaign, George Bush talks with Julian Bond, chairman of the NAACP, at a NAACP convention in Baltimore on July 10, 2000.
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama shakes hands with NAACP Chairman Julian Bond before he speaks to supporters at the NAACP convention in Cincinnati on July 14, 2008.
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Julian Bond, Michael Brune, Bill McKibbin and Lennox Yearwood protest against Keystone XL Pipeline at Lafayette Park on Feb. 13, 2013 in Washington.
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Julian Bond and Luci Baines Johnson, the younger daughter of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, join hands as they sing "We Shall Overcome" before President Barack Obama spoke at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 10, 2014, in Austin during the Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act
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