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Former NAACP chairman Julian Bond takes part in the "Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement" panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (Jack Plunkett/AP)closemore
Former NAACP chairman Julian Bond takes part in the "Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement" panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (Jack Plunkett/AP)

Civil rights icon Julian Bond died on Saturday at the age of 75. He started the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, served in the Georgia legislature, helped found the Southern Poverty Law Center and also led the NAACP in his long career as an activist.

Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin discusses Bond's life and legacy with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.

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  • Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta and the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She tweets @ATLShirley.

This story aired on August 17, 2015.

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