Weekend Culture Roundup May 18, 2024

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The people of Houston, Tx. are mourning the loss of one of its most beloved spiritual leaders. Reverend William Lawson passed away on Wednesday, May 14 at age 95. Along with leading his congregation at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Lawson was a dedicated servant to the greater community of Houston, a staunch civil rights advocate, and a close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was integral in helping desegregate the city, and continued to serve the community long after he stepped away from the pulpit. – Angela Johnson Read More


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