COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Columbus branch of the NAACP honored legendary Civil rights icon Julian Bond with a Life and Legacy memorial.
Bond was a Civil Rights trailblazer who founded the Southern Poverty Law Center and held the top post at the NAACP. Bond also served in the Georgia House of Representatives and state senate for nearly 20 years.
The local group paid tribute by spreading rose petals into Lake Oliver. Bond passed away earlier this month.
"He lived a full and rich life, at the age of 28, he was nominated for vice president at the Democratic National Convention, and with that being said, he passed away at 75 with a rich and glorious life," Columbus NAACP President Tonza Thomas said.
Relatives of bond scattered his ashes in the Gulf of Mexico in a private ceremony on Saturday.