Friday, October 16, 2015

[166] ‘MTSU On the Record’ welcomes Selma-to-Montgomery marches veteran

MURFREESBORO — A distinguished scholar and civil rights movement veteran will grace the airwaves on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Bernard Lafayette, co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Lafayette will address MTSU’s 24th Undergraduate Symposium from 1-2:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building. The event is free and open to the public.

A searchable campus parking map is available at Off-campus visitors attending the event should obtain a special one-day permit from MTSU’s Office of Parking and Transportation at

Lafayette was a leader of the 1960 Nashville Movement, the 1961 Freedom Rides and the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights marches. He is co-author with Kathryn Lee Johnson of “In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma.”

Since 2006, he has held the position of distinguished senior scholar in residence at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

Of the propensity of young people to become involved in nonviolent social change today, Lafayette said, “In many cases, the leaders today among young adults have not had the benefit of the training that we got … It made a difference to have that kind of training and that kind of background.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to and click the “more” link under “Audio Clips.”

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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