Dr. Bernard LaFayette: The Kingian Legacy of Non-Violence from Selma to 2021 – Zoom
Cosponsored by the Bushnell-Sage Library, Cornwall Library, Hotchkiss Library, Norfolk Library, and the Scoville Memorial Library in collaboration with the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence
Dr. LaFayette is one of the last of a legendary generation of Civil Rights era activists. From Freedom Rider to the Selma-Montgomery march, LaFayette protested, was beaten, and arrested 27 times. He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King. For the last six decades has dedicated his life to the teachings and practice of non-violence. He will give a historical glimpse to the Civil Rights movement, the instrumentality of non-violence and its relationship to current efforts for equal rights.