Reflections on the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Nonviolent Action Movement

Event Date: Thursday January 25, 2007
Time: 12:15 - 1:30 P.M.
Location: Pound Hall 332, Harvard Law School

Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island

Join the Program on Negotiation for a discussion on negotiation and nonviolent action with leading scholar and eminent civil rights activist Dr. Bernard LaFayette. Dr. LaFayette’s talk will reflect on his time with Dr. King, and the roles that strategic nonviolent action and negotiation have played in his own work.

Dr. LaFayette has been involved in the field of nonviolent action for over 40 years. He has worked as an educator, ordained minister, lecturer, and prominent activist in the Civil Rights Movement. In 1960, Dr. LaFayette founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He was a leader in the Nashville Movement in 1960, the Freedom Rides in 1961, the Alabama Registration Project in 1962, and the Selma-to-Montgomery March in 1965. He has also acted as Chairperson of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development; and Scholar in Residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. LaFayette is currently a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence and Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island.

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

Bring your lunch — drinks and dessert provided.


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