- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A memorial event is being planned for this weekend in Alabama for the late civil rights leader Julian Bond.

The celebration of Bond’s life will be held Saturday afternoon at the civil rights memorial in Montgomery.

The memorial is located at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where Bond served as the first president of the public interest law firm.

Bond died last Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, at the age of 75. Relatives plan to spread his ashes in the Gulf of Mexico during a private ceremony.

Bond was active in civil rights beginning in the 1960s. He also served in the Georgia General Assembly and was a longtime board chairman of the NAACP.

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