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Tue June 10, 2014
Civil Rights Leader To Speak At URI
Rev. Bernard Lafayette Jr., a leader in the civil rights movement, will speak at the University of Rhode Island Tuesday.
When the Rev. Bernard Lafayette Jr. was in his early twenties, he co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which organized student protests against segregation. He headed up the voter registration project in Selma, AL. He helped organize sit-ins at segregated lunch counters, was a freedom rider, and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. At URI, Lafayette founded the university’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies. Tonight he will read from his book “In Peace and Freedom.”
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