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James Lawson
James Lawson speaking at a community meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005.
James Morris Lawson, Jr.

(1928-09-22) September 22, 1928 (age 92)
EducationBaldwin Wallace College
Oberlin College
Vanderbilt University

James Morris Lawson, Jr. (born September 22, 1928) is an American activist and university professor. He was a leading peaceful activist within the 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]


  1. "Freedom Riders: James Lawson". PBS. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  2. Hughes, Richard A.; Hughes, Richard (2009). Pro-justice Ethics: From Lament to Nonviolence. New York: Peter Lang. p. 226. ISBN 978-1-4331-0525-8 . 
  3. Catsam, Derek Charles (2009). Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-2511-4 . 

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