[Letter to Carolyn Hamilton]

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Creation: 1951-07-16

James M. Lawson, Jr. (1928- ) is a Methodist minister, activist and academic. During the escalation of the Korean Conflict, he declared himself a conscientious objector and refused to report for the draft in 1951. He served fourteen months in prison after refusing to take either a student or ministerial deferment. After his sentence was completed he left for India to study the principles of nonviolent resistance developed by Mohandas Gandhi.

Title

[Letter to Carolyn Hamilton]

Date

Creation: 1951-07-16

Description

James M. Lawson, Jr. (1928- ) is a Methodist minister, activist and academic. During the escalation of the Korean Conflict, he declared himself a conscientious objector and refused to report for the draft in 1951. He served fourteen months in prison after refusing to take either a student or ministerial deferment. After his sentence was completed he left for India to study the principles of nonviolent resistance developed by Mohandas Gandhi.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Letters (correspondence)

Source

MSS0813, Carol Hamilton Scott/James M. Lawson Collection, Box 1, Folder-7-1951

Files

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Citation

“[Letter to Carolyn Hamilton],” Gallery, accessed October 16, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/951.