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Lawrence Guyot

Defending the Voting Rights Act From Its Conservative Critics

Doug Kendall | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Forgive us for getting a bit worked up in explaining that Lawrence Guyot's untimely death coincides with a time when conservatives are seeking simultaneously to enact laws that suppress the vote and to have their conservative majority on the Supreme Court strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act.

The Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court and the Life of Lawrence Guyot

Doug Kendall | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As we mark the passing of a civil rights warrior who wore his scars proudly, Lawrence Guyot's story should serve as a reminder of the truly heroic efforts that were necessary to win passage of iconic laws such as the Voting Rights Act.

Civil Rights Leaders Dies At 73

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.26.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Lawrence Guyot, a civil rights leader who survived jailhouse beatings in the Deep South in the 1960s and went on to encourage generation...