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Steven F. Lawson
Born (1945-06-14) June 14, 1945 (age 78)
Academic background
Alma materCity College of New York
(B.A. 1966)
Columbia University
(M.A. 1967) (Ph.D. 1974)
ThesisGive Us the Ballot: The Expansion of Black Voting Rights in the South, 1944-1969 (1974)
Doctoral advisorWilliam Leuchtenburg
Academic work
Era20th century
InstitutionsRutgers University
Professor Emeritus of History
Past career
Main interestsU.S. since 1945
Civil Rights Movement
African-American Politics
Political And Legal History
Notable works
  • Black Ballots (1976)
  • In Pursuit of Power (1985)
  • Running for Freedom (1991)
  • Debating the Civil Rights Movement (1998)

Steven Fred Lawson (born June 14, 1945) is a noted historian of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.[1] Born in the Bronx, New York, he is the son of Ceil Parker Lawson, a housewife, and Murray Lawson, a retail hardware clerk.[citation needed] He had a sister, Lona Lawson Mirchin, who died in 2004.[citation needed] 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).[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Danielle McGuire, ed. (2011). Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 9780813134499.