James Lawson speaking at a community meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005.
|Born||James Morris Lawson, Jr.
September 22, 1928
|Education||Baldwin Wallace College
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. During the 1960s, he served as a mentor to the Nashville Student Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
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- "Freedom Riders: James Lawson". PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/james-lawson. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
- Hughes, Richard A. (2009). Pro-justice Ethics: From Lament to Nonviolence. New York: Peter Lang. p. 226. ISBN 143310525X.
- Catsam, Derek Charles (2009). Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0813125111.