A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette (Chandler School of Theology, Emory University)

Hosted by the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility

  • Friday, April 25, 2014, 3pm, Garrett 116
  • refreshments

bernard lafayette, emory

The Rev. Dr. Lafayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activist, organizer, and an authority on nonviolent social change. He co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960, and he was a core leader of the civil rights movement in Nashville, TN, in 1960 and in Selma, AL, in 1965. He directed the Alabama Voter Registration Project in 1962, and he was appointed by Martin Luther King, Jr. to be national program administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and national coordinator of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.

Rev. Dr. Lafayette is in Bowling Green for the Southern Kentucky Book Fest, which will feature his new book, In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma (University of Kentucky Press, 2013).

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