FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles
Civil Rights Pioneer
Reverend James Lawson
on KPFK 90.7 fm
Legendary civil rights activist Reverend James Lawson launches radio
series on KPFK
January 28, 2011 – North Hollywood, Ca. Known as the man who taught Martin Luther King Jr. about civil disobedience, the Reverend James Lawson is one of the most important activists in world history. A student of Gandhian non-violence, Rev. Lawson taught these ideas to the young Martin Luther King Jr. in the early 1950s.
Rev. Lawson will broadcast a weekly radio series on KPFK every Friday at 2pm. The series began last Friday with a show about Rev. Lawson's personal experiences with Dr. King and the non-violent social justice movements from the 1950s and 60s. That inaugural show, and all subsequent broadcasts, may be heard at the KPFK Audio Archives.
In the show, Rev. Lawson makes the point that America is still in need of the movement that Dr. King led – a movement that seeks to achieve social justice through non-violent engagement.
This Friday, the 28th at 2pm, Rev. Lawson discussed his understanding of Gandhi and non-violent resistance on KPFK Radio 90.7fm Los Angeles. Listen to the show: http://archive.kpfk.org/parchive/m3u.php?mp3fil=31977
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