Aug. 2, 2012—A public conversation between the Rev. James Lawson, a major civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. to implement the principles of nonviolence, and John Seigenthaler, who worked in the United States Department of Justice, is scheduled for noon Tuesday, Aug. 14. “The Essentials of Developing Moral Leadership” will be held in...
Apr. 27, 2012—Digitized versions of the original reel-to-reel recordings that author Robert Penn Warren conducted with Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and other key leaders in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement are now searchable through the Who Speaks for the Negro website housed at Vanderbilt University.
May. 17, 2011—In 2007, Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff retraced the 1961 Freedom Rides with some of the original Freedom Riders as they traveled to Montgomery and Birmingham, Ala. Among the participants was Congressman John Lewis, Diane Nash, Bernard Lafayette, the Rev. C.T. Vivian, Jim Zwerg, John Seigenthaler and the Rev. James Lawson. More than four decades...
Nashville civil rights leaders gather April 30 at Vanderbilt to discuss how ’The Movement’ can be used for social change today
Apr. 22, 2010— Efforts by Nashville’s civil rights activists were key to the historic national struggle for civil rights. On Friday, April 30, members of Nashville’s movement will gather at Vanderbilt University to discuss their experiences.
Sep. 17, 2009—Civil rights movement leader the Rev. James Lawson will highlight the fall 2009 semester programming of Vanderbilt Divinity School when he delivers the annual Cole Lectures Oct. 15-16.
Nov. 14, 2008—Watch video of a ceremony unveiling the portrait of the Rev. James Lawson.
Nov. 10, 2008—Rev. James Lawson returns to Vanderbilt University as a Distinguished University Professor, more than four decades after a national furor over his expulsion from the university as a result of his civil rights activities.
Nov. 7, 2008—Political pundits have time to reflect in the days ahead on the reasons behind Barack Obama's historic election as the first African American president, but the president-elect must focus immediately on his transition and the challenges ahead, according to several Vanderbilt professors.
Apr. 2, 2007—Civil rights leader and non-violent activist the Rev. James Lawson will speak at Vanderbilt University this month as part of the University Seminar in Religion and Culture.
Symposium, lecture to celebrate James Lawson chair at Vanderbilt; Dennis C. Dickerson speaks March 23, Lawson symposium is March 24
Mar. 15, 2007—Vanderbilt University will celebrate the establishment of the James M. Lawson Jr. Chair at Vanderbilt with a symposium on Lawson's legacy and an inaugural lecture by the first holder of the Lawson Chair.
Jan. 19, 2006—More than four decades after a national furor over the expulsion of James Lawson from Vanderbilt University, he will return as a Distinguished University Professor for the 2006-07 academic year.
Oct. 23, 2002— James M. Lawson, a Vanderbilt University Divinity School alumnus who led the sit-ins at Nashvilles segregated lunch counters and had a profound effect on Vanderbilts national identity, is the recipient of the 2002 Walter R. Murray Jr. Distinguished Alumnus Award.