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From the Wall Street Journal:

Julian Bond, a civil-rights activist and longtime board chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, has died. He was 75.

The Southern Poverty Law Center said Mr. Bond died Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after a brief illness.

The Nashville, Tenn., native was considered a symbol and icon of the 1960s civil-rights movement.

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