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Civil Rights Activist To Discuss Nonviolent Action In Great Barrington

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Dr. Bernard Lafayette

A civil rights activist who co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960 and participated in the Freedom Rides as well as the Selma Movement is speaking in Great Barrington tonight. Dr. Bernard Lafayette will give a lecture at Bard College at Simon’s Rock at 7, detailing the Civil Rights Movement and current social change efforts. Lafayette spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis about his continued work setting up nonviolent centers and programs around the world.

 Thursday's event is free and open to the public.

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Hear Lafayette detail his experiences in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s.

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