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Lawrence, Iris

Name Lawrence, Iris
Gender F
Ethnicity African American
Occupation Civil servant, retired
Religion Baptist
Description Iris Lawrence was born and raised in the North Heights neighborhood of Amarillo, Texas.
She attended African American universities, including Howard University, and earned a master’s degree in English. While in college, Lawrence also participated in attempting to integrate Amarillo while on school breaks.
Upon returning to Amarillo after living in various places like Austin, Texas, Lawrence worked for the state’s comptrollers office, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and served as the president of the NAACP.