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Activists Remember Julian Bond: He Exemplified The 'Best Of The Black Freedom Struggle'

Bond's colleagues look back on the activist's place in civil rights history.

Iconic civil rights activist Julian Bond died on Saturday, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the fight for racial equality and human rights. He was 75. 

From his role as co-founder of the influential Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to his tenure as president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Bond left an undeniable impression on the country and particularly his colleagues, who held the same vision of equality.

Fellow civil rights leaders joined HuffPost Live on Monday and paid tribute to the late activist. As Princeton University professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr. recalled, Bond exemplified the "best of the black freedom struggle," a quality for which he will be remembered for decades to come. 

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about civil rights leader Julian Bond in the video above. 

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