Lee, Bernard Scott, d. 1991


Civil rights worker and close aide to Martin Luther King, Jr., Lee was a student leader at Alabama State University during the Alabama sit-ins in 1960. A founding member of SNCC in 1960, Lee chaired the student division of the Committee to Defend Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Freedom in the South. After his expulsion from Alabama State, Lee moved to Atlanta where he attended Morris Brown College and became involved in the Atlanta sit-ins. In 1961, he left SNCC to work with the SCLC. As King’s personal assistant and traveling companion throughout the 1960s, he participated in such events as the Albany Movement activities, the Freedom Rides, and the Selma-Montgomery march.

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