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The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities has announced the appointment of Bernard LaFayette Jr. as the 2018 Breeden Eminent Scholar Chair of the Arts and Humanities.

LaFayette was a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the national coordinator of the Poor People’s Campaign. He is chair of the National Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

LaFayette will teach the course “International Nonviolent Movements” during the 2018 spring semester.

The Breeden Eminent Scholar Chair was established in 1989 to provide support for both the academic and the outreach missions of the College of Liberal Arts. The chair is supported by an endowment from Daniel F. Breeden. For more information, visit aub.ie/breedenscholar.

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts creates opportunities that explore our individual and collective experiences, values and identities through the creativity of the arts and the wisdom of the humanities.