Lafayette Recalls Voting Rights Struggle
CNN.com recently profiled Lafayette along with several other voting rights activists, telling stories about what was a life-and-death struggle in every sense of the term. Lafayette, for instance, worked to register African American voters in Alabama, and for that he was beaten and pistol whipped.
"I wasn't sure whether or not I was going to survive Selma," Lafayette says.
Others weren’t so fortunate.
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