The Unsung of Civil Rights

In the final report in the series The Unsung of Civil Rights, NPR's Renee Montagne reports on the Reverend James Lawson. Back in the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. called Lawson "the leading non-violence theorist in the world." Lawson joined King in the 1959 campaign to desegregate Nashville's lunch counters. Forty years later, Lawson is in California, fighting for gay rights.

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