An icon of the Civil Rights Movement will be buried at sea. Julian Bond who was chairman emeritus of the NAACP and a founder of both the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is going to be cremated and his family will scatter his ashes at sea this Saturday in a private ceremony. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was given a copy of an email from Bond’s brother, James. It said the private ceremony will be held in the Gulf of Mexico. The family says others can honor the late-civil rights leader, and the first black man to be nominated for the Vice-Presidency of the United States, by gathering at a body of water to scatter flower petals at the time of the ceremony, which is at 3 p.m. Eastern Saturday afternoon. Bond died on Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Fla after a brief illness at the age of 75.
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