Celebrating Black Legacy: An Interview with karen lawson

Happy Black History Month from Crystal Dynamics!  

Last year as part of our BHM celebrations we shared profiles of Gerald Lawson and Muriel Tramis, and explored how they became pioneers in the video game industry. With so much rich Black gaming history, it feels often as though gaming in the modern era is making moves, albeit at a slow pace. In December of 2023, Community Coordinator Vanessa Brasfield had the wonderful opportunity to meet the daughter of the gaming pioneer Gerald Lawson. 

Vanessa took this opportunity to dive deeper into this rich history in an interview with Karen Lawson. Watch the interview below to learn more about Karen’s work, advocacy, and her father’s legacy in gaming.  

Check out the video for the interview here on our YouTube.

As a thank-you for her time, we are donating to the American Diabetes Association in honor of the Lawson family.  

Check out some of our other Black History Month content from 2024 and 2023 below: 

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