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Civil rights legend Lafayette recalls movement at MTSU symposium [VIDEO]

Civil rights legend Bernard Lafayette Jr. captivated his MTSU audience Thursday, Oct. 29, with memories of growing up in the throes of segregation while fueled by a burning desire to fight for equality for all.

Lafayette gave the keynote address for MTSU’s 24th annual Social Science Symposium, a two-day event held at the James Union Building that showcases undergraduate students’ research.

This year’s symposium theme, “Voting Rights 1965-2015: Commemorating 50 Years,” recognized the anniversary of the nation’s Voting Rights Act while looking at challenges today. All events were free and open to the public. Here’s a video recap:

Read the full story at www.mtsunews.com/social-science-symposium-2015.

— Video by Jimmy Hart


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