L.A. City Council Honors Civil Rights Leader Rev. James Lawson


The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday honored civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson, three days ahead of his 95th birthday, by declaring Sept. 22 as “Rev. James Lawson Jr. Day” annually in the city.

The council recently passed a resolution commemorating Lawson, and a celebration was held in Council Chambers during Tuesday’s meeting. Lawson did not attend the meeting.

Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez, with colleagues Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Heather Hutt, led the presentation, with a special appearance from state Sen. Maria Elena Durazo.



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