Lawrence Guyot: Soldier of the people, mentor for the youth – The Root DC Live – The Washington Post

Lawrence Guyot: Soldier of the people, mentor for the youth

By Jonathan Hutto

It was October 1996 and I had just finished a round of campaigning for an Advisory Neighborhood Commission seat in the Pleasant Plains section of Northwest Washington. As I walked by the Howard Plaza Towers that Sunday evening, I saw a gray-bearded gentleman sitting out front, passing out flyers. They read: “Vote for Lawrence Guyot for ANC 1B04”.

I stopped and looked at the handouts. They were not your ordinary

Civil Rights activist Lawrence Guyot died Nov. 23 at his home in Mount Rainier. He was 73 (Nikki Kahn – The Washington Post) campaign flyers. They also listed a number of books and documentaries for students to engage towards increasing their knowledge of the Civil Rights movement.

via Lawrence Guyot: Soldier of the people, mentor for the youth – The Root DC Live – The Washington Post.