Jennifer Lawson, 92min.
A former PBS programming executive, Jennifer Lawson grew up near Birmingham, Alabama, and was first arrested during a civil rights march in May 1963. She eventually left Tuskegee University to become a full-time field secretary for the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee. Working in Lowndes County, Alabama, Lawson helped create a series of comic books and billboards to promote voter education in 1966. This interview was recorded via Zoom on November 8, 2021. It may contain harsh language and descriptions of violence and may experience occasional technical difficulties.
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