A student William R. Martin Middle School will deliver a presentation on Bernard LaFayette Jr. at Selma University as part of the celebration of the civil rights activist.
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, with Rep. Terri Sewell, will host a youth leadership event titled Leadership Alabama-07.
During the celebration the eighth grade student, Kennedi Rackley, will give a reading from Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s Congressional Record in honor of LaFayette.
The presentation will be held at the Selma University's Gymnasium at 6 p.m. tomorrow. The theme is "Voting Rights and Me".
"Congresswoman Terri Sewell nominated Kennedi to join the Martin Luther King Jr. Center’s Leadership Alabama 07 program," said a message from the center. "Through personal transformation and direct action, the program is dedicated to the growth of youth and family civic involvement, ethical leadership, and economic and educational equality.
"A cohort of Selma students accesses classes, travel and civic engagement opportunities throughout the 7th Congressional District and nationally. Dr. Lafayette is a long-term luminary and mentor at the Freedom Center. Students and staff have participated with him over the years on Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimages with the late Rep John Lewis and Members of Congress."