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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:59 PM

Civil rights leader Lawrence Guyot dies at 73

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Lawrence Guyot, a civil rights leader who survived jailhouse beatings in the Deep South in the 1960s and went on to encourage generations to get involved, has died. He was 73.

Guyot had a history of heart problems and suffered from diabetes, and died at home in Mount Rainier, Md., his daughter Julie Guyot-Diangone said late Saturday. She said he died sometime Thursday night; other media reported he passed away Friday.

A Mississippi native, Guyot (pronounced GHEE-ott) worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and served as director of the 1964 Freedom Summer Project, which brought thousands of young people to the state to register blacks to vote despite a history of violence and intimidation by authorities. He also chaired the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which sought to have blacks included among the state's delegates to the 1964 Democratic National Convention. The bid was rejected, but another civil rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer, addressed the convention during a nationally televised appearance.




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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:49 AM

1. R.I.P.

These are the folks who made the sacrifices so that a Barack Obama could be elected to the Presidency.

Condolences to the family, R.I.P. dear sir, and thank you for all your efforts.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:39 AM

2. Another good man done gone...

R.I.P. Freedom Fighter Guyot.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:55 AM

3. Another Civil Rights hero who supported gay rights and other human rights

From the link in the OP, bold mine:

His daughter said she recently saw him on a bus encouraging people to register to vote and asking about their political views. She said he was an early backer of gay marriage, noting that when he married a white woman, interracial marriage was illegal in some states. He met his wife Monica while they both worked for racial equality.

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:10 PM

4. r.i.p.

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