Young Ambassadors for Nonviolence



  Alphin, Sr. initiated the annual international tours after spending four (4) months in South Africa prior to the first democratic elections in 1994. At this time he was Director of Education and Training for the King Center, Atlanta, GA. and in South Africa overseeing a nonviolence training-of-training project he assisted in developing.


In 1993, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) conscious of the potential violence that could be associated with the up coming April 27, 1994 democratic election, requested from Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Founder, The King Center, a curriculum that included nonviolence resistance and non-partisan voter education for the citizens of South Africa. Based on the USAID request, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., who served as “Scholar in Residence at The King Center”, Charles L. Alphin, Sr. who was Director of Education and Training for The King Center and Harold Sims, serving on The King Center Board began the process of developing a nonviolence, non-partisan acceptable and effective curriculum that could be taught by South African’s.

Reverend N. Joseph Tshawane, Founder/President, Dr. King – Chief Luthuli Transformation Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, educated in the United States and trained at The King Center in Atlanta, GA., was identified as the organization in South Africa to support this project.


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