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    Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond Dies at Age 75

    The nation has lost a civil rights icon. The Nashville native, who died in Florida on Saturday after a brief illness, founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, fought against U.S. involvement in Vietnam and helmed the NAACP. He dedicated much of the 1960s to protest, helped found the Southern Poverty Law Center and served in the Georgia legislature for 20 years after the Supreme Court forced colleagues to admit him. Tributes have begun pouring in for the man who Rev. Jesse Jackson said “set the moral and academic tone of our generation.”

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