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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Bill Lawson.

Author: William A Lawson; Denise Gines; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
Pastor Reverend William "Bill" Lawson was born on June 28, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Tennessee A & I College with his B.A. degree in 1950. Four years later, he married Audrey Lawson before graduating cum laude from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. At Central Baptist he received two degrees, his M.Th. degree and his B.Div. degree. He was a commended pastor who was instrumental in the Civil  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Nonfiction films
Interviews
Named Person: William A Lawson
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William A Lawson; Denise Gines; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519164
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Denise Gines, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Houston, Texas
2010 May 11.
Description: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 12 min., 22 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Reverend Bill Lawson
Reverend Bill Lawson

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Pastor Reverend William "Bill" Lawson was born on June 28, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Tennessee A & I College with his B.A. degree in 1950. Four years later, he married Audrey Lawson before graduating cum laude from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. At Central Baptist he received two degrees, his M.Th. degree and his B.Div. degree. He was a commended pastor who was instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement in Houston, Texas. In 1960, Lawson was invited to serve as Director of the Baptist Student Union and Professor of Bible Studies at Texas Southern University. Lawson also founded the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston in 1962. In 1993, he received his honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from University of Houston. In 1996, the community created the William A. Lawson Institute for Peace & Prosperity in honor of his mission to bring people together.

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