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Relationships and nonviolence | Bernard LaFayette Jr. | TEDxEmory

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Bernard LaFayette Jr. talks about nonviolence - the noun, not the hyphenated adjective - as a system of thought that offers tools and strategies for movements of social change.

Bernard LaFayette Jr. has been a Civil Rights Movement activist, minister, educator and lecturer and is an authority on the strategies of nonviolent social change. An ordained minister, Dr. LaFayette earned his B.A. from the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, and his Ed.M. and Ed.D from Harvard University. He has served on the faculties of Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta and Alabama State University in Montgomery, where he was Dean of the Graduate School. Dr. LaFayette is currently a distinguished senior scholar-in-residence at Emory University.

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