- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he’s “saddened and broken hearted” at the death of civil rights figure Julian Bond.

Jackson said in a statement Monday morning that Bond “set the moral and academic tone of our generation of student activists.” Bond died Saturday night at age 75 in Florida after a brief illness. He was a major figure in the 1960s civil rights movement and longtime board chairman of the NAACP.

Jackson, the Chicago-based civil rights advocate, remembered Bond’s time as secretary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and as a George state representative.

Jackson called Bond “a scholar, activist and global peace leader” who was an “educator, a fighter for political rights and domestic justice.”

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