On Radio and Television
This week's University Beat features a conversation with Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. The Tampa native, a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, is spreading the nonviolence message of his colleague and friend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through a new center at USF.
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Dr. Bernard LaFayette Junior says the stand-off at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1973 was a great example of how a breakdown in communication can be overcome through peaceful means.
Dr. LaFayette talks about some of the foreign countries where nonviolence centers are developing, and some of the surprising participants in the program.
Dr. LaFayette thinks that President Barack Obama has benefitted by accepting a lot of Dr. Martin Luther King's teachings.
Dr. LaFayette talks about how important it is to learn from our mistakes, as well as about how he'd like to be remembered.
Manuel Rivero, Executive Director of the USF Jim Walter Partnership Center, talks about how the Center fits into the legacy of builder Jim Walter.
For more information
USF's Jim Walter Partnership Center