28 November 2012

Passings ~ Lawrence Guyot (1939~2012)

When I was in third grade my parents moved (due to a job transfer) from western Massachusetts to Pass Christian, Mississippi. I was about 9 or 10 at the time. We lived there for only about a year before migrating back north. In his book on the SNCC, which I read in college, Howard Zinn described Pass Christian as the most racist town in the south. Maybe so. It also was the place where Lawrence Guyot was born. We lived there roughly during the years he was off getting the snot beaten out of him by racists. Mr. Guyot, a courageous participant in civil rights struggles has died. You can find his obituary here at The New York Times.

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