The Rev. James Lawson Jr. has died at 95, civil rights leader’s family says

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: June 10, 2024 7:27 PM CT | Published: June 10, 2024 4:35 PM CT

Lawson organized the sanitation workers strike that fatefully drew Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis. Lawson said he was at first paralyzed and forever saddened by King’s assassination.


James Lawson 1968 Sanitation Strike Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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