Friends and family of Julian Bond are remembering him as a man who left a lasting, "invaluable imprint" on not only the civil rights movement but on people around the world.
Bond's admirers gathered at the Lincoln Theater in Washington on Tuesday. He died in August at age 75 and was cremated in a private ceremony.
His wife, Pam Horowitz, told the crowd that she hopes they will honor Bond "by doing the work that consumed his life."
Bond's life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from starting a student protest group through a long career in politics and his leadership of the NAACP.
Myrlie Evers-Williams preceded Bond as chair of the NAACP. She says "his teaching has left an invaluable imprint on everyone."