IN PEACE AND FREEDOM





My Journey in Selma (Civil Rights and Struggle)
By: Bernard LaFayette Jr., Kathryn Lee Johnson



"A powerful history of struggle, commitment, and hope." (from the foreword by John Robert Lewis, Representative, United States House of Representatives)


"LaFayette's book should be required reading for anyone who takes the right to vote for granted." (The Southeastern Librarian)





Bernard LaFayette Jr. was a cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 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 (SCLC), 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 this electrifying memoir, written with Kathryn Lee Johnson, LaFayette shares the inspiring story of his years in Selma LaFayette was one of the primary organizers of the 1965 Selma voting rights movement and the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, and he relates his experiences of these historic initiatives in close detail.






Today, as the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is still questioned, citizens, students, and scholars alike will want to look to this book as a guide. Important, compelling, and powerful, In Peace and Freedom presents a necessary perspective on the civil rights movement in the 1960s from one of its greatest leaders.]