Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., Distinguished Senior Scholar-in-Residence

Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr.

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.

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Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
Candler School of Theology
Emory University
1531 Dickey Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
Phone: 404.727.2974
Fax: 404.727.2494
Email: blafaye@emory.edu

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