Fort Valley State holding ceremony for Julian Bond

Late civil rights figure Julian Bond will be honored at Fort Valley State on Saturday.

Bond, who died on Aug. 15 at the age of 75, was the son of the university’s first president, Horace Mann Bond, and spent part of his childhood on the campus. To honor that connection, the university will hold a “Celebrating the Life of Julian Bond” ceremony at 2:45 p.m. Saturday in the historic quadrangle near Founders Hall.

Bond’s family also asked that the university hold a flower petal ceremony in the quadrangle’s fountain.

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