Home News Washington D.C. News Originally published December 12, 2012

Lawrence Guyot to be Honored at D.C. Memorial Service on Dec. 15

by AFRO Staff

    Lawrence Guyot, a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee member in Mississippi during the civil rights struggles of the 1960s recalls his work in Hattiesburg and the women who assisted in the struggles, in this Oct. 22, 2010 file photo taken in Hattiesburg, Miss.His daughter Julie Guyot-Diangone said late Saturday Nov. 24, 2012 he died late Thursday or early Friday outside Washington, D.C. at the age of 73. Guyot, a civil rights leader who survived jailhouse beatings in the Deep South in the 1960s and went on to encourage generations to get involved in various causes, had a history of heart problems and suffered from diabetes. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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The life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Lawrence Guyot will be celebrated at a memorial service scheduled for 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at Goodwill Baptist Church at 1862 Kalorama Rd. N.W. in Washington D.C.

The service is expected to conclude by 1 p.m., but the commemoration will continue at the African American Civil War Memorial at 1925 Vermont Ave., N.W.

Refreshments will be served and friends will be treated to a viewing of news and film clips featuring Guyot. The event is expected to end at 3 p.m.

Guyot’s family asks that anyone with a photograph and/or story to share please send it to 507 U St., N.W. D.C. 20001.

Donations also may be sent to the same address.

Guyot died at home on Thanksgiving or early the next morning after a long illness. 

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