James Lawson

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Birthday
22, 1928
Birthplace
Uniontown, PA
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Uniontown, PA

About

Civil rights leader known for his nonviolent tactics as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.

Before Fame

He traveled to India to study nonviolent protests after spending fourteen months in prison for refusing to report for the draft in 1951.

Trivia

He was urged by Martin Luther King Jr. to help the movement, so he began leading workshops for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Family Life

He grew up in Massillon, Ohio.

Associated With

He followed Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolent principles known as satyagraha.