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    2. Birth and Early Life Bernard Lafayette was born in Tampa, Florida on July 29, 1940 He spent much of his childhood in Tampa, but he lived in many other places, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which gave him his first exposure to integration at young age.

    3. American Baptist Theological Seminary Bernard Lafayette enrolled at the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee. He took classes in nonviolence here as well as attending seminars from activist James Lawson.

    4. Civil Rights Movement Bernard Lafayette co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. (SNCC) He was a leader of the Nashville Movement in 1960, as well. He was on the Freedom Rides in 1961. He directed the Alabama Voter Registration Project in 1962 He was on the Selma Movement in 1965. He was appointed National Program Administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

    5. SIT- INS Bernard Lafayette was a student activist in the Nashville, Tennessee sit- ins campaign of 1960 and was a longtime staff member of SNCC.

    6. SCLC Bernard Lafayette became the Program Director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1967.

    7. FREEDOM RIDES In 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) initiated a movement to enforce federal integration laws on interstate bus routes. The movement was known as the Freedom Rides and it had African American and white volunteers that would ride together on buses throughout the segregated south. Bernard Lafayette got involved when a group of Freedom Riders was badly beaten in Birmingham, Alabama and the Nashville Student Movement, which he was a part of took over.

    8. BLOODY SUNDAY Bloody Sunday occurred on March 7, 1965. On this day, 600 Civil Rights marchers were attacked by Alabama state police and Montgomery city police.

    9. SELMA MOVEMENT In early 1965, Bernard Lafayette, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Orange, Nash, and Bevel organized a series of public demonstrations that finally, with the march from Selma to Montgomery, won the voting rights for African Americans.

    10. GODS INFLUENCE God affected Bernard Lafayettes life because Bernard prayed to God every day for the strength to continue on his mission. Especially in jail, he prayed for the courage and bravery to continue fighting for the freedom of African Americans.

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