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APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTED OFFICES

 

Co-chair  The E.E.O.C.  American Federation of Television and Radio Artist/Screen Actors Guild (AFTRA/SAG).  New England Region.  (1990-1998).                        

 

Co-Chair  Association of Black Faculty and Administrators.  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1985-1990).

 

Board Member.  (Elected). Board of Education.  Ithaca, NY  (1983-1984).
Commissioner.  New York State Human Rights Commission. Ithaca, NY  (1983-1984).  

 

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

Watson, L. Let Us Celebrate Black Music, Not Trivialize It.  Black Issues in Higher Education. ( February 1993).  

 

Watson, L.  The New England Joint AFTRA/SAG Equal Employment Opportunity Committee Report Findings and Recommendations, The New England Chapter of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artist/Screen Actors Guild. Boston, MA. (January  24, l994).


 

AWARDS AND HONORS


The Unity First Common Ground Award for Outstanding Leadership in Artistry, Education and Community  Activism 2012

 

Best Educational Music Special. Cablevision Award. (2001). Differences. Westport, CT.

 

Alvin Thompson Civil Rights Award. (2001). Cambridge Massachusetts Chapter of the NAACP. Cambridge, MA. 
Oswego State 25th Reunion Class Award for Career Achievement in Higher  Education and Music.  (2000). The State University College at Oswego. Oswego, NY. 

 

Drylongso Award for Consistent and Courageous Struggles Against  Racism. (1996).  Community Change Incorporated.  Boston, MA 
CD Pick of the Week, (1996).  The Journey. The Boston Globe Magazine.  Boston, MA.

 

The African Meeting House.  350 Years of a Black Presence Award. (1986).
 Boston, MA. 
Lifetime Membership Award.  (1984). The Southside Community Center. Ithaca, NY.

 

 

 

SELECTED RECORDINGS AND VIDEO PRODUCTIONS

 

Watson, L. (Producer).  (2001).  Differences .  (Video). Connecticut State Department of Education in association with Absolutely Phenomenal Video Productions.  Westport, CT.

 

Watson, L. (Producer. Writer). (August, 2001).  A Tribute to a Lost Hero: James Weldon Johnson.  (CD).  Saveourselves Productions. Jamaica Plain, MA.

 

Watson, L. (Producer). (May 2001). Differences: The Recording Session. Saveourselves Productions. Boston, MA .

 

Watson, L. (Producer). (October 25, 2000). Lawrence Watson. Reparations: From  Togo To Arkansas. (Recording and Video). Jamaica Plain, MA. 

 

Watson, L. (Producer. Writer. Composer).  Lawrence Watson: The Journey.  (CD). (October 1997).  Saveourselves. Productions.   Jamaica Plain, NY.

SELECTED VOCAL PERFORMANCES

 

The Harriet Wilson Project Unveiling, with Ruby Dee, (2006) Milford, NH

 

The Commemorative 85TH Anniversary Conference The Tulsa Race Riots of 1921, National Constitution Center (2006)  Philadelphia, PA  
Charles Hamilton Houston Center for Race and Rights (September 2005) Harvard Law School, Cambridge, A

 

Democratic National Convention,(July 2004). Boston, MA 

 

The Wang Center Annual Gala, (April 2004). Boston, MA 

 

Fenway Stadium 406 Club Bell Fundraiser (May 2003). Boston, MA.

 

Harvard Dubois Institute,” Souls of Black Folk” (April 2003). Cambridge, MA.

 

Reparations lecture and concert,(March 2003) Bentley College, Waltham, MA. 

 

Reparations Rally, The Abyssinian Church (February 2003). Harlem, NYC.   

 

The Boston’s Women’s Fund Honors June Jefferson. (April 2001).  Boston, MA.

 

Weld /Menino honor General Colin Powell.  ( May 31, l997).  Boston, MA.

 

Bayard Rustin Breakfast. M.O.C.A. (May 1997) Boston, MA.

 

Human Rights Campaign Col. Cammermeyer. (1997).  Boston, MA. 
Mass. First Black Lawyer, Macon B. Allen. ( May 1996). Boston, MA.

 

South African Radio. “What Good is a Song - The Route to the Roots”(December l, 1994). Cape town and Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

The First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, LA (June 12, l993).

 

Pensions 2000 Conference "Into Africa ".  Nelson Mandela Concert, Cape Town and Johannesburg South Africa. (November 11- Dec 2 1994).

 

The D.N.C. Hillary R. Clinton Health Care Rally.  Boston, MA (August 1994).  

 

Office of Senator Kerry Stop the Hate Rally.  Boston, MA  (1994).
Foxboro Stadium. National Anthem. The Patriots/Jets Foxboro, MA (Fall l993).

 

The Boston Conservatory of Music 125 Anniversary Gala Performance at Symphony Hall w/ Marvin Hamlisch. Boston, MA (Fall 1993). 

 

Mrs. Ethel Kennedy's Annual Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Center Christmas Party. Brooklyn, NY (December 1993).  

 

Dimock Community Health Center, Steppin Out  w/Stanley

 

Turrentine. World Trade Center, Boston, MA (October l993).

 

The Office of the Mayor.  Boston Against Drugs with Smokey Robinson.Boston, MA (August 1993).

 

The Harvard Law School. Tribute to Professor Anita Hill. 
Cambridge, MA (April 1993).

 

Playboy Jazz Festival w/ Bill Cosby and  Dorothy Donegan. Hollywood Bowl. Los Angeles, CA (June 12, 1993).

 

The Bernstein Mass. The Jazz Singer. The Opera House. 
Boston, MA (October  1989).  

 

The National Center of Afro-American Artists.  The Elma Lewis’ Production of The Black Nativity.  Boston, MA (1985-1994).    

 

The Arthur Ashe Black Tennis Foundation Gala.  New York City , NY (Fall 1985).
 

 

TELEVISION APPEARANCES

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Independent film . A Great Day at Harvard Law School. (2000). A Celebration of Black Alumni at the Harvard Law School.

 

Public Broadcast Service (PBS). (2000). The American Experience: The Fisk Jubilee Singers.

 

CSPAN. (2000). Thurgood Marshall Dedication with Supreme Court Justice Breyer.  

 

Discovery Channel. (1999). Killed by the Klan.

 

Arts and Entertainment Channel. (1999). Biography- Jerry Seinfeld.  

 

Pennsylvania Public Broadcast Service (PBS). (1998). Seeing is

Believing-Violence and Children.

 

Massachusetts Cable Educational  Television, MCET (1994).  What Good is a song? The Route to the Roots.

 

WCVB-Channel 5 Boston. (1993) City Line Present a Christmas Musical Special with Larry Watson.

 

WBZ-Channel 4 Boston. (1993).  People are Talking. Boston, MA.