Interview with Rev. James Lawson
QUESTION 34
INTERVIEWER:

OK, REV. LAWSON, PICKING UP FROM YOUR LAST QUESTION IF YOU CAN MAKE THAT BROADER, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WAS THE IMPACT OF THE MOVEMENT OF THE EARLY SIXTIES ON, SAY, THE WHOLE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY, BECAUSE NOT JUST FOR THE BLACK MEN--

Rev. James Lawson:

Yes, of course. Well, the most phenomenal contribution of the struggle of the sixties to the nation is almost an unknown. One doesn't find it written up anywhere when the sixties are discussed. But, a consciousness emerged in [the] United States that made people aware of issues like poverty, racism, deprivation of opportunity, and that consciousness produced a coalition from the unions, from civil rights organizations, from the churches, from Judaism, Catholicism, and Protestantism--