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Student Activism and Remembering the 1960s


Sep 16, 2020 04:30 PM

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Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.
Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. is a Civil Rights Movement activist, minister, educator, lecturer, and an authority on Nonviolent Social Change strategy. Dr. Lafayette was a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and a leader and participant in the sit-ins of the 1960s, the Freedom Rides, the Selma Voting Movement, and the March from Selma to Montgomery, along with John Lewis and others. He was the National Coordinator of the Poor People's Campaign in 1968. He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and is the current Chairman of the Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization led by Dr. King during the Civil Rights Movement. Since the end of the 1960s, Dr. Lafayette has devoted his life to his final marching orders from Dr. King in 1968, to “institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence.
Professor Marilyn Ford
Professor Ford is a distinguished and beloved professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law. In addition to teaching various law school courses, she has continued to practice law and volunteer in her community. She has received various honors, including the Presidential Award from the Bridgeport Chapter of the NAACP, the Connecticut Bar Association’s 2016 All-Star for legal educators, and “The 100 Most Influential People” in Connecticut.