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Civil Rights leader to speak

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Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. is pictured with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Diversity Programs at Southern Union State Community College has planned two programs in the month of February.

Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr, civil rights leader, author, and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, will visit the college on Thursday, February 23, 2017. LaFayette will speak at 10:30 a.m. in the Renaissance Theatre on the Wadley campus, and at 3:30 p.m. in Room 104 of the Health Sciences Building on the Opelika campus. The theme for the programs is “My Journey Towards Peace and Justice.” His book, In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma, can be purchased for $20.00. These lectures are open to the public and are free of charge.

For more information on SU’s Black History Month Programs, contact Dr. Fred Williams at 334-745-6437, extension 5151, fwilliams@suscc.edu.