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Rev. William "Bill" Lawson's daughters Cheryl Lawson, left, Melanie Lawson and Roxanne Lawson speak about their father during a celebration honoring him at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church on Friday, May 24, 2024, in Houston. Lawson, a longtime pastor and civil rights leader who helped desegregate Houston, Texas, and worked with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement, died on May 14.