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Dr. Bernard LaFayette

June 19th is Juneteenth, a commemoration of the announcement of the end of slavery. Laura Markowitz brings us a conversation with civil rights pioneer Dr. Bernard LaFayette.

LaFayette marched alongside Martin Luther King, and is continuing the legacy of non-violence and community action.

Bernard LaFayette
Dr. Bernard Lafayette was with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the morning of King's assassination. King told Lafayette that his next goal was to institutionalize and internationalize his nonviolence work. After King was killed, Lafayette devoted his life to doing the work King would have done had he lived. (Photo credit: Margaret Palmer, Our Family Services, co-sponsor of the Nonviolence Legacy Project)

Bernard Lafayette

Harvard-trained educator Bernard Lafayette helps young people to analyze the images of violence that abound in their daily lives. He has them watch cartoons and then leads discussions on how the characters might have resolved their conflicts in a nonviolent way. (Photo credit: Margaret Palmer, Our Family Services, co-sponsor of the Nonviolence Legacy Project)

Bernard LaFayette Biography
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