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Oral History Interview with William Lawson, June 20, 2016

@ TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Enriquez, Sandra Rodriguez, Samantha Lawson, William


William Lawson was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1928. He arrived in Houston and worked at Texas Southern University where he became involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Reverend Lawson discussed the Weingarten Sit In, desegregation of public spaces in Houston, and Martin Luther King's visit to Houston. He also discuses the establishment of the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in the community and how it has become a hub for social movements. He also discusses the founding of the William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity in 1996 and how it has helped the community.1 video recordings (54 min., 22 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital
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