Bernard Lafayette

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Birthday
29, 1940
Birthplace
Florida
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace
Florida

About

Activist during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's who played a leading role in the early organizing of the Selma, Alabama, voting rights campaign as a part of the SNCC in 1962.

Before Fame

He learned about Gandhi's nonviolent philosophy during his early career from seminars taught by James Lawson.

Trivia

He participated in the Freedom Riders campaign and the Poor Peoples Campaign and worked towards gaining voting rights.

Family Life

He is the child of Bernard Lafayette and Verdell Lafayette with one sister named Rozelia.

Associated With

He worked for the same cause as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.