Through the tough struggles of the civil rights movement, Julian Bond always kept his sense of humor, his wife recalls.
Pamela Horowitz told The Associated Press on Sunday that her husband "never took his eyes off the prize," which was always racial equality.
Bond died Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He was 75. Bond had five children from a previous marriage. His son Michael Julian Bond currently serves on the Atlanta City Council.
Horowitz did not yet know the exact cause of death, but she said her husband had circulatory problems.