Interview with Rev. James Lawson
QUESTION 25
INTERVIEWER:

SAID WHAT TO YOU?

Rev. James Lawson:

That the only reason I'm doing this is because I think we can make some change now. He did not have the pan-African connections in those days and we debated violence, nonviolence in jails as well as in Nashville. He had no such connections. It was, primarily, he was fed up with segregation and racism in the United States and we wanted to do something about it, and we acted like we were gonna do something. Yeah, I think that's sort of a primary motivation among many students. They had a method. Ezell Blair, who started the workshop, I mean started the sit-in, in Orangeburg, North Carolina, not Orangeburg: Greensboro, North Carolina.