The Forum Welcomes James Lawson
AUGUST 23 and 30 Ed Bacon interview James Lawson, the leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the Civil Rights Movement. During the 1960s, Rev. Lawson served as a mentor to the Nashville Student Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He went as a Methodist missionary to India, where he studied satyagraha, a form of nonviolence resistance developed by Mohandas Gandhi and his followers. He returned to the US where he met Martin Luther King Jr. He joined Dr. King in the work of equality and non-violence, becoming a towering figure in the movement.