Memorial held for Julian Bond in Nashville

FILE- In this July 8, 2007, file photo shows NAACP Chairman Julian Bond addresses the civil rights organization's annual convention in Detroit. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Civil rights icon Julian Bond was honored in Nashville Sunday night.

People gathered at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in the 2000 block Herman Street at 6 p.m. to pay their respects to the Nashville native.

Bond died earlier this month at age 75.

He is known nationwide for his NAACP service, humanitarian efforts and his leadership for higher education.

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