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Closer Look: Julian Bond; March For Science; And More

Feb 16, 2017
Associated Press

Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Chairman Julian Bond speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006.
Haraz N. Ghanbari / Associated Press

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.

Stephannie Stokes/WABE

An Atlanta City Council member wants to save a nearly century-old advertisement in the city’s Sweet Auburn Historic District.

The mural features the Gold Dust Twins, a once-popular ad campaign that used racist depictions of African-Americans to sell soap.

In the early 1900s, the two black cartoon figures, who wore tutus and did housework, were just about everywhere – on billboards, inside magazines, even on the radio.