A Film by Michael Honey with Errol Webber.
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“I always wanted to introduce Rev. James Lawson to my American history students, since few people have done so much to change the United States for the better. Now he can come to my class, thanks to this forceful new film by Michael Honey and Errol Webber. Concise but sweeping, Love & Solidarity gives us Lawson up close—his rich voice and sharp intellect. But it also conveys his inspiring message about dignity through work and fair pay, and about strength through peace and non-violence.”
Peter H. Wood
Emeritus Professor of History, Duke University, Author of Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America (2003)
and co-author of Created Equal: A History of the United States (fifth edition, 2016).
“James Lawson, advisor to Martin Luther King and nonviolent theorist, powerfully tells the story of the civil rights movement through his words. Throughout, Rev. Lawson speaks eloquently to the power of the movement’s ideals of nonviolence and economic justice and their continuing relevance for our times.”
Professor of Africana Studies and History, Cornell University
“Told with passion and sharp political insight, Love and Solidarity brings to the fore the voices of people on the front lines of social change, most especially James Lawson, who is a decades-long practitioner of nonviolence. It is a must see for students, teachers, and activists to think about the legacy of civil rights activism and to understand the roots of contemporary political organizing.”
Associate Professor of History, Barnard College, Author of Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African-American Women Who Built a Movement(2015)
“‘Love & Solidarity’ is a moving portrayal of a champion of non-violent resistance to oppression and injustice. Rev. Lawson, much like Dr. King, has proved himself to be as much a labor leader as a human rights advocate through his deeply felt and very practical solidarity with those who suffer the indignities of capitalism. ‘Love & Solidarity’ is about commitment and dedication over the long haul, as it is also about the philosophy and practice of non-violence. I am sure that you will be as gripped as was I.”
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Talk-show host, labor activist and writer
“LOVE AND SOLIDARITY insightfully captures the essence of James M. Lawson, Jr. and his lifelong commitment to nonviolence in the achievement of human rights. Lawson, whether in peace, black civil rights, justice for immigrants or labor empowerment, pursues the full flourishing of humanity.”
Dennis C. Dickerson, James M. Lawson
Jr. Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
“If you have ever asked yourself who are the people that have made this country great, this documentary shows you the commitment, perseverance, and vision of Rev. Lawson in the fight for the civil rights and economic rights of the most vulnerable people in the United States.”
Founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
“An authentic portrait of this energetic, positive, provocative and deeply committed man…As a result of its open character, one starts to wonder how such non-violent tactics apply to other social issues around the globe, and what other things might be possible…The film succeeds in the things that Lawson feels are most important: constantly being critically challenged and transformed as a human being.”
Global Policy Journal