Statement of purpose by Gandhian and founding leader of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, James Lawson, for the SNCC’s weekly publication, The Student Voice

Lawson studied the Gandhian strategy during his pilgrimage to India; upon return, he was invited by Dr. King to lead the struggle for civil rights in the South. He trained many student leaders in the philosophy and method of satyagraha and was expelled from Vanderbilt Divinity School for his role.

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