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October 24, 2012  

Lawrence Guyot, an organizer-member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, fully immersed himself in the struggle for civil and voting rights in his home state of Mississippi. As chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, he worked with Fannie Lou Hamer and others to desegregate the Democratic Party at its national convention in 1964. On Leid Stories, Guyot discusses voter and civil rights, third-party politics, America's racial divide, and the transformative power of grassroots movements.

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