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December 02, 2012
Dr. Guyot was truly one of a kind in a field of many leaders. When you ask him a question, get ready" because he was going to tell you the truth' good or bad"" no matter who you are. The Civil Rights movement was blessed to have him~! And we were blessed to have him~!! Sometime you don't know what you got"" until it's gone. Rest in peace, Dr. Guyot~!!!!
November 30, 2012
I met Mr. Guyot when I was a young employee of the District of Columbia government. He was very kind at a time when kindness was required. He was encouraging and took the time to share needed information. This can be a tough town for an individual trying to make their way, but Mr. Guyot was one of those people who made the time to be helpful and encouraging. I still have the paper with his notes and reading recommendations. I give my sympathy to the Guyot family for their loss and the world's loss.
November 30, 2012
November 29, 2012
Mr Guyot worked with my father, Vernon F. Dahmer ,Sr. in the "Hattiesburg Movement" during the early sixties in Mississippi. I was 10-12 years old during that time and had very little personal involvement in the movement, but I was in a position to observe some of what went on. Mr Guyot was typical of the student and young adult workers & organizers that I remember, who were active in the movement. I was impressed with their level of commitment to the cause, the fact that they believed their actions & sacrifices would bring about a racial change, to say in public what everybody else wanted to say, and the courage to ACT....YES TO ACT by organizing...protesting...picketing... getting arrested on trumped up charges & then going to jail for weeks and months. Mr Guyot & others did this in an environment where physical harm, or death, was a reality....Mr Guyot & I both know first-hand what this reality was all about! I was equally impressed with their ability to work with & organize "grass roots" community people. Mr. Guyot and his cohorts had the intellect, education & necessary skills to have choosen a more traditional sixties Black college graduate career path and be successful as one could be in a segregated, Jim Crow South. Mr. Guyot, could have moved North to better economic opportunities,like a lot of his college classmates did, but instead....... he choose a different path! A path of activism that would bring about change in the racial climate of not only Mississippi, but America. A path that created economic opportunities for Blacks in Mississippi, but at the same time "the activist" were personally left out of this economic progress because of the contempt felt towards them by those still in charge. They were mad because Mr. Guyot & cohorts has forced Mississippi to become a better, fairer and more equal place for everybody! I for one am glad that Mr. Guyot choose the path that he did!! I had the pleasure to get to know & talk Mr. Guyot in later years and was always intrigued & enlighten by his comments on the events that took place during the hard fought days of the Mississippi Civil Rights struggle. Rest well Mr. Guyot......you have earned it, along with my eternal respect and gratitude!
November 29, 2012
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS SO MAY THESE WORDS BRING YOU PEACE."LIKE A MAN WHOM HIS OWN MOTHER KEEPS COMFORTING,SO I MYSELF KEEP COMFORTING YOU PEOPLE."isaiah66:13.....dmg
November 28, 2012
Another Warrior who fought so hard for human and civil rights has left us for well deserved rest with Jesus in Heaven.We were often energized by his conviction and dedication to eradicate racism in this state. It was a pleasure to work with you (Guyot) on a number of projects in Mississippi. Our condolence to the Guyot family.
Jean and Frank Hudson
Edwards, Mississippi
November 28, 2012
My grandmother, Daisy M. Boyd, 98 years old, a beloved true friend welcomes her great cherished saint into the heavenly gates; they are rejoicing in their reunion. Nona is enjoying her conversations with Mr. Guyot and certainly he is doing likewise.

Nona made Mr. Guyot a household name, he was her guy and she let you know it, gone but never forgotten!!!

------- MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY -------
November 27, 2012
What an inspiring leader of our times. A true leader died as he lived, standing for justice and principles for civil rights for his people. A blessing to the legacy of Mississippi and our nation. We need more corageous mentors of his ilk. Dr. Davetta Daniels, Houston, Texas
November 27, 2012
I was very fortunate to spend time with and befriend Lawrence Guyot. He was a fiery advocate and a willing mentor and we've lost one of America's heroes!
November 27, 2012
you taught me about courage, fighting for what u believe, and that everything is politics, i will forever miss u. May u rest in peace and may Monica, Julie and Lawrence allow god to hold them through this most difficult time.

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