Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Book Talk: In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma

Book Talk: In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma

The public is invited to a book talk by Bernard LaFayette, author of In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma, on Tuesday, September 19 at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill.

Bernard LaFayette Jr. was a cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the national coordinator of the Poor People's Campaign. At the young age of twenty-two, he assumed the directorship of the Alabama Voter Registration Project in Selma―a city that had previously been removed from the organization's list due to the dangers of operating there. In his electrifying memoir, written with Kathryn Lee Johnson, LaFayette shares the inspiring story of his years in Selma. When he arrived in 1963, Selma was a small, quiet, rural town. By 1965, it had made its mark in history and was nationally recognized as a battleground in the fight for racial equality and the site of one of the most important victories for social change in our nation. 

Bernard LaFayette Jr. is Distinguished Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Chair of the National Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Dr. LaFayette is the 2018 Breeden Scholar in Residence at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities. 

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

 

 

Last Updated: September 13, 2017