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Civil Rights Leader Honored in Charlottesville

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A civil rights legend was honored in Charlottesville.

Hundreds gathered at the Paramount Theater to celebrate the life of Julian Bond Wednesday night.

The event hosted by the University of Virginia, reflected on Bond's many accomplishments and his road to success. The documentary about his life, "Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement" was shown.

"I agreed to go to a restaurant in Atlanta that was reserved for whites and tried to get something to eat. And I did and I got arrested and my parents would tell me never get arrested. But I eagerly did this and knew they didn't want me to but i knew it was the right thing to do. In the end I prevailed and I thought if I did this thing and it worked out okay i can do something else," Bond says in the film.

Bond was also presented with an award from the House of Delegates by David Toscano, honoring his many accomplishments.

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