Oral History Interview with William Lawson, June 20, 2016

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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.

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Lawson, William June 20, 2016.

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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.

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  • June 20, 2016

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Lawson, William. Oral History Interview with William Lawson, June 20, 2016, video, June 20, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth987498/: accessed September 21, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.