High School Student to Present on Bernard LaFayette at Selma University | News

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A student from William R. Martin Middle School will give a presentation on Bernard LaFayette Jr. at Selma University as part of the civil rights activist’s celebration.

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, with Rep. Terri Sewell, will host a youth leadership event titled Leadership Alabama-07.

During the celebration, the eighth grade student, Kennedi Rackley, will give a reading of Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s Congressional Record in honor of LaFayette.

The presentation will take place at Selma University Gymnasium at 6 p.m. tomorrow. The theme is “The right to vote and me”.

“Congresswoman Terri Sewell has nominated Kennedi to join the Alabama 07 Leadership Program at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center,” a message from the center reads. “Through personal transformation and direct action, the program is dedicated to growing youth and family civic engagement, ethical leadership, and economic and educational equality.

“A cohort of Selma students have access to classes, travel, and opportunities for civic engagement throughout the 7th congressional district and nationally. Dr. Lafayette is a longtime authority and mentor. date at the Freedom Center. Students and staff have participated with him over the years on Congressional Civil Rights pilgrimages with the late Rep. John Lewis and members of Congress.”

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