James Lawson

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James Lawson
James Lawson speaking at a community meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005.
Born James Morris Lawson, Jr.
(1928-09-22) September 22, 1928 (age 90)
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Residence Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Education Baldwin Wallace College
Oberlin College
Vanderbilt University
Occupation Activist

James Morris Lawson, Jr. (born September 22, 1928) is an American activist and university professor. He was a leading peaceful activist within the American Civil Rights Movement.[1] During the 1960s, he served as a mentor to the Nashville Student Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.[2][3]

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  1. "Freedom Riders: James Lawson". PBS. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  2. Hughes, Richard A. (2009). Pro-justice Ethics: From Lament to Nonviolence. New York: Peter Lang. p. 226. ISBN 143310525X.
  3. Catsam, Derek Charles (2009). Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0813125111.

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