1. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21: Julian Bond poses for a portrait in W Source:Getty

Bond, the beloved civil rights activist, teacher and politician, died Sunday August 16 at the age of 75. One of the founding members of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Southern Poverty Law Center and former chairman of the NAACP, Bond’s career spanned decades. He worked tirelessly for equal rights for minorities and built a legacy fighting for equality. Click through for more photos of his life.

2. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

Portrait Of Julian Bond Source:Getty

Portrait of Julian Bond, 1965.

3. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

Julian Bond At Democratic Convention Source:Getty

1972: Headshot of American civil rights activist and legislator Julian Bond speaking at the Democratic National Convention.

4. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

JUL 1 1981, JUL 2 1981; National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People.; Gracia Hillenan Source:Getty

1981: National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People.(From left) Gracia Hillenan, Julian Bond, Benjamin Solomon, Joe Madison (standing).

5. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

Politician Bond At Democratic National Convention Source:Getty

1980: American politician and future head of NAACP Julian Bond stands in front of a curtain under a bleacher at Madison Square Garden during the 1980 Democratic National Convention, New York, New York, August 11-14 1980

6. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

4/10/98 - Dr. Julian Bond during part of his teaching day at UVA. Bond is the newly elected Chairman Source:Getty

1998: Dr. Julian Bond is seen during part of his teaching day at UVA. Bond retired from teaching to chair the NAACP in 1998.

7. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

Long-time civil rights activist Julian Bond Source:Getty

April 5, 1998: Julian Bond is seen discussing the legacy of Martin Luther King during NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

8. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

2012 Bond Gala Source:Getty

2012: Bond is seen with Jesse Jackson at the Bond Gala in New York City.

9. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

Keystone XL Pipeline Protest Source:Getty

2013: Julian Bond and Michael Brune are seen protesting against Keystone XL Pipeline at Lafayette Park on February 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

10. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

US President Bill Clinton (L) shakes hands with NA Source:Getty

2000: US President Bill Clinton (L) shakes hands with NAACP chairman Julian Bond (R) at the 91st Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 13 July, 2000 in Baltimore, Maryland.

11. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Show Source:Getty

Julian Bond and Barack Obama during The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards Show.

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