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Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. introduced his new book titled, "In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma."

The Office of Student Life, the Flanagan Campus Student Government and the Nonviolence Club hosted an event on Monday, Feb. 24 to celebrate Black History Month. Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr., a celebrated civil rights activist and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke to students, faculty and staff about his experiences fighting for equality through the means of nonviolence. A leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, national coordinator for the Poor People’s Campaign, and the cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Dr. LaFayette’s lecture served as a living history lesson about the importance of the movements to which he and others dedicated their lives. 

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Last Updated: 8/25/16