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  1. Bernard Lafayette (or LaFayette), Jr. (born July 29, 1940) is an American civil rights activist and organizer, who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

  2. Bernard Lafayette was a key figure in the civil rights movement, participating in the Nashville sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, and the Poor People's Campaign. He was a close associate of Martin Luther King and became the program director of SCLC in 1967.

  3. July 29, 1940 –. Raised in Tampa, Florida. “I’ll take Selma,” Bernard Lafayette told Jim Forman on the phone. As one of the young activists emerging from the nonviolent Nashville Movement and the 1961 Freedom Rides, Lafayette had come to understand that “it [was] not something you read that causes you to change ….

  4. He has developed curricula in nonviolence and remains active in the movement for human freedom around the world. Read More. Gathering to Board. A group of Freedom Riders, including Bernard Lafayette (far right) stand in front of a bus in Birmingham, Alabama on May 19, 1961.

  5. 29 de jul. de 2020 · Civil rights leader and scholar Bernard Lafayette shares his memories of his friend and colleague John Lewis, who led the first Freedom Rides in 1961 to challenge segregation on buses. He also discusses the strategy, violence and impact of the Freedom Rides and the sit-ins in Nashville.

  6. 20 de ene. de 2021 · Emisión del programa Afroamérica titulado Bernard Lafayette. Todos los contenidos de RNE los tienes aquí, en RTVE Play

  7. A Civil Rights Movement hero and nonviolence activist for nearly fifty years, Dr. LaFayette was a co-founder and leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Nashville sit-ins, a courageous Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. King in […]