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In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma (Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century)

This book is about Bernard Lafayette
"In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma" offers a riveting account of Bernard LaFayette Jr.'s critical role in the Civil Rights Movement, particularly in the intense struggle for voting rights and racial justice in Selma, Alabama. As a young leader who directed the Alabama Voter Registration Project at just twenty-two, LaFayette's narrative captures the peril and promise of fighting for equality in a hostile environment. His close association with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and prominent involvement in the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery marches are vividly detailed, providing readers with an intimate look at the strategies and personal bravery that characterized the movement. Published on January 18, 2016, this memoir not only reflects on historical achievements but also resonates deeply with ongoing debates over voter rights. High school students will find LaFayette’s story a compelling addition to their studies on social justice, inspiring a deeper understanding of the past and its impact on contemporary issues. This book challenges us to consider how far we have come and how far we still must go to achieve true equality.
Published by The University Press of Kentucky on January 18, 2016
236 pages
ISBN: 9780813165929
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