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Julian Bond, Friend of Eritrean-Americans, Passed Away

Julian Bond dies
Julian Bond, a charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement, a lifelong champion of equal rights, notably as chairman of the N.A.A.C.P., and a long time friend of Eritrean-Americans died on Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 75.

By Bereket Kidane,

Julian Bond, the former NAACP Chairman from 1998-2008, lifelong civil rights hero and friend of Eritrean-Americans, passed away at age 75 over the weekend.

Most Eritrean-Americans remember him for introducing President Issaias Afewerki at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on August 16, 1999, where President Issaias spoke on the Eritrean-Ethiopian border conflict and took questions from reporters. On that day, Sixteen years ago this week, Mr. Bond introduced President Issaias to the press and served as the facilitator of questions during the press conference. Continue reading Julian Bond, Friend of Eritrean-Americans, Passed Away