James Lawson

long-time civil rights leader

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Long-time civil rights leader and former President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1960-1967); former pastor of Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California; former Distinguished Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. But Southern California was another active center of the civil rights movement.

The March on Washington and Civil Rights in Los Angeles

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. But Southern California was another active center of the civil rights movement.

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