Julian Bond narrates MPR documentary: 'O Freedom Over Me'

Julian Bond
In a Jan. 20, 1966 file photo, Julian Bond, 26, of the Southern Poverty Law Center, who was refused his seat in the Georgia House of Representatives because of his stand against the Viet Nam War, speaks at a press conference, at the Drake Hotel in New York. Bond died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after a brief illness, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a statement released Sunday morning. He was 75.
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This is History Week on MPR News Presents, and today we remember an important person in American history who died this year. Life-long civil rights activist Julian Bond passed away in August at the age of 75. He narrated a Minnesota Public Radio documentary about one of the events in which he was a major participant, the 1964 Freedom Summer. The documentary "O Freedom Over Me" was produced by John Biewen and Kate Cavett.

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