The Rev. James Lawson, civil rights pioneer, delivers keynote at Long Beach breakfast

LONG BEACH >> One of the central architects of the nonviolent civil rights movement delivered the keynote address at an annual interfaith breakfast Tuesday that drew hundreds of religious leaders and community members.

The booming voice of the Rev. James Lawson Jr., 85, filled the auditorium at the Long Beach Convention Center during the 23rd annual Interfaith/Intercultural Breakfast hosted by the California Conference for Equality and Justice.

The Rev. James Lawson, civil rights pioneer, delivers keynote at Long Beach breakfast