|Steven F. Lawson|
|Native name||Steven Fred Lawson|
June 14, 1945 |
New York City, New York
|Alma mater||City College of New York
(M.A. 1967) (Ph.D. 1974)
|Thesis title||Give Us the Ballot : The Expansion of Black Voting Rights in the South, 1944-1969|
|Doctoral advisor||William Leuchtenburg|
Professor Emeritus of History
|Main interests||U.S. since 1945
Civil Rights Movement
Political And Legal History
Steven Fred Lawson (born June 14, 1945) is a noted historian of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Born in the Bronx, New York, he is the son of Ceil Parker Lawson, a housewife, and Murray Lawson, a retail hardware clerk. He had a sister, Lona Lawson Mirchin, who died in 2004. After teaching at various colleges and universities for forty years, he is now retired, works as an independent scholar, and shares a home in New Jersey with his wife Nancy A. Hewitt and their miniature poodle, Scooter (named after 1950s New York Yankees star and broadcaster Phil Rizzuto).
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