J. Anthony Lukas
Born: April 4, 1933
Died: June 5, 1997
Nationality: United States of America
Biography: Jay Anthony Lukas, or J. Anthony Lucas (April 25, 1933 – June 5, 1997), was an American journalist and author, probably best known for his 1985 book Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families. Common Ground is a classic study of race relations, class conflict, and school busing in Boston, Massachusetts, as seen through the eyes of three families: one upper-middle-class white, one working-class white, and one working-class African-American.