Martin Luther King, Jr Day - Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayetteJanuary 17, 2011 at 1011 a.m.

TimeJanuary 17, 2011 at 1011 a.m.

With a welcoming address from President Jack R. Ohle and an introduction from senior Mayanthi Jayawardena, Rev. Dr. LaFayette will deliver the chapel address entitled "Lose, Gain, and be Gained. e There will be a question and answer session prior to the closing prayers.


Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., Ed.D., co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960, and played a leadership role in several key Civil Rights Movement events in the early 1960s including the Nashville sit-ins in 1960, the Freedom Rides in 1961, and the Selma, Alabama Voting Rights Movement in 1965.


In addition to his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement in the sixties, LaFayette has also been a minister, educator, lecturer, and is an authority on the strategy of nonviolent social change. He has served as Director of Peace and Justice in Latin America; Chairperson of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development; Director of the PUSH Excel Institute; and minister of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tuskegee, Ala.


Lafayette earned his B.A. from American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tenn., and his Ed.M., C.A.S., and Ed.D from Harvard University. He has served on the faculties of Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta and Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala., where he was Dean of the Graduate School.

PostedApr 17, 2019