March 23 will mark the creation of the James M. Lawson, Jr. Chair at Vanderbilt University. Nearly 50 years after being expelled from Vanderbilt for his participation in the Civil Rights Movement, Lawson will have a faculty chair named in his honor. The first professor to hold the position will be Dennis C. Dickerson, an expert in American and African American history. The chair is being named as part of the Lawson Symposium, celebrating Lawson’s year as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt. Read more about Lawson, Dickerson, and the Lawson Symposium at VUCast.
March 16, 2007 · 3:44 pm