Ethiopian Institute for Nonviolence Education and Peace Studies

Bernard LaFayette, Jr

Written by  EINEPS Wednesday, 08 August 2012 06:46

Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. has been a Civil Rights Movement activist, minister, educator, lecturer, and is an authority on the strategy on nonviolent social change. From the time he co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960, he was a leader of the Nashville Movement, the Freedom Rides, and Selma Movement. An ordained minister, Dr. LaFayette earned his B.A. from the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, and his Ed.M. and Ed.D from Harvard University. 

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. He is the chairperson for the International Nonviolence Executive Planning Board. He has been re-appointed by Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri as the chairman for the Rhode Island Select Commission on Race and Police-Community Relations. He is a native of Tampa, Florida. 

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