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Former NAACP chairman Julian Bond, who died on Saturday, once taught at Penn.

As a Pappas Fellow in the spring of 1989, Bond taught courses in the History of the Civil Rights Movement, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He also lectured at Drexel University.

"Julian Bond was one of the great and inspirational leaders of the civil rights movement," Penn President Amy Gutmann said on Sunday. "He had a passionate commitment to social justice that made our country better. We were honored to have him as a Pappas Fellow at Penn and deeply mourn his passing."

Bond was born in Tennessee but graduated from high school in Bucks County, Pa. 

Read more about Bond's connection to Penn and Pennsylvania at

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