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The Vernon Johns Story (1994 Full Movie)
The Vernon Johns Story (1994 Full Movie)
Published: 2013/03/23
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The Rev. Vernon Johns Story
The Rev. Vernon Johns Story
Published: 2013/09/01
Channel: BigBo
Final Sermon of Vernon Johns
Final Sermon of Vernon Johns
Published: 2009/09/15
Channel: Charles Pope
Vernon Johns Meets Farrakhan
Vernon Johns Meets Farrakhan
Published: 2013/10/16
Channel: Charles Seay
Black History Vernon Johns
Black History Vernon Johns
Published: 2011/02/08
Channel: New Life Bible Church
Reconstructing Oberlin
Reconstructing Oberlin's Vernon Johns
Published: 2012/06/17
Channel: OberlinCollege
A História de Vernon Johns - Filme (O Pastor)
A História de Vernon Johns - Filme (O Pastor)
Published: 2015/10/27
Channel: Trilhando Autonomia
MONEY IS POWER - The Vernon Johns Story
MONEY IS POWER - The Vernon Johns Story
Published: 2016/05/31
Channel: BLACK DIASPORA
The Vernon Johns Story 1994 (Speech)
The Vernon Johns Story 1994 (Speech)
Published: 2015/11/07
Channel: Wh0DatGirl
Vernon Johns - "Money is Power"
Vernon Johns - "Money is Power"
Published: 2011/11/16
Channel: Mathis Conner
Filme Gospel - O Pastor . A História de Vernon Johns - ( dublado completo )
Filme Gospel - O Pastor . A História de Vernon Johns - ( dublado completo )
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: Renato Ferreira Dantas
Road To Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story Trailer 1994
Road To Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story Trailer 1994
Published: 2014/10/30
Channel: Video Detective
Vernon Johns - A Pastor That Wasn
Vernon Johns - A Pastor That Wasn't a Punk
Published: 2013/10/14
Channel: Black Power Productions
The Vernon Johns Story (1994) FULL HD MOVIE [1080p]
The Vernon Johns Story (1994) FULL HD MOVIE [1080p]
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: Jose C. Gale
TVNM.....A Lesson In Group Economics. Rev.Vernon Johns
TVNM.....A Lesson In Group Economics. Rev.Vernon Johns
Published: 2016/05/31
Channel: Bobby Patterson
Lennie Chism, Dr. Vernon Johns, shocked his congregation by selling farm produce outside the church.
Lennie Chism, Dr. Vernon Johns, shocked his congregation by selling farm produce outside the church.
Published: 2012/02/20
Channel: Lennie Chism
The Vernon Johns Story 1994 Full HD MovieONline
The Vernon Johns Story 1994 Full HD MovieONline
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: Elaine M. Johns
Martin Luther King and Rev Vernon Johns ~www.BlogTalkRadio.com/TheGISTofFREEDOM
Martin Luther King and Rev Vernon Johns ~www.BlogTalkRadio.com/TheGISTofFREEDOM
Published: 2009/08/29
Channel: The Gist of Freedom
The Vernon Johns Story
The Vernon Johns Story
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: Felipe Costa
The Vernon Johns Story (1994 end clip)
The Vernon Johns Story (1994 end clip)
Published: 2013/11/07
Channel: Joe Spedale Jr
THE VERNON JOHNS STORY - WGN-TV spot
THE VERNON JOHNS STORY - WGN-TV spot
Published: 2015/01/15
Channel: ironhandz1
The Vernon Johns Story FULL MOVIE 1994 NEW
The Vernon Johns Story FULL MOVIE 1994 NEW
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: Gerald J. Carter
Dr  Vernon Johns the real "OG" of the Civil Rights Movement!
Dr Vernon Johns the real "OG" of the Civil Rights Movement!
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: Gary Lewis
Martin Luther King and Rev Vernon Johns www.BlogTalkRadio.com/TheGISTofFREEDOM
Martin Luther King and Rev Vernon Johns www.BlogTalkRadio.com/TheGISTofFREEDOM
Published: 2009/08/29
Channel: TheGISTofFREEDOM
The Vernon Johns Story: Road to Freedom - Music By Brian Keane
The Vernon Johns Story: Road to Freedom - Music By Brian Keane
Published: 2013/02/26
Channel: Brian Keane
It
It's safe to murder negroes (É lícito matar negros)
Published: 2013/10/14
Channel: Gregório Semedo TV
The Vernon johns story dublado
The Vernon johns story dublado
Published: 2015/02/13
Channel: Dj Naldo De Sá
Vernon Johns Folley
Vernon Johns Folley
Published: 2010/05/01
Channel: Toshikamaraj
THE VERNON JOHNS STORY (1994)   Why it
THE VERNON JOHNS STORY (1994) Why it's safe to kill Nig^&ers
Published: 2016/07/07
Channel: Red Davis
The road to freedom clips
The road to freedom clips
Published: 2011/01/03
Channel: Ministry
Pep rally at Vernon Johns
Pep rally at Vernon Johns
Published: 2012/11/21
Channel: bhaddjaintsince98
Petersburg High school with Vernon Johns middle school at Kings Dominion
Petersburg High school with Vernon Johns middle school at Kings Dominion
Published: 2016/05/22
Channel: Roger Steele
Pep rally at Vernon Johns
Pep rally at Vernon Johns
Published: 2012/11/21
Channel: bhaddjaintsince98
Pep rally Vernon Johns
Pep rally Vernon Johns
Published: 2012/11/21
Channel: bhaddjaintsince98
Farmer Johns Slaughter House in Vernon Ca
Farmer Johns Slaughter House in Vernon Ca
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: Hilda Hernandez
The Vernon Johns Story Lifetime Movie Standing Up to Racism Full VHS
The Vernon Johns Story Lifetime Movie Standing Up to Racism Full VHS
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Daniel Murphy
~Vernon Johns~Enrichment~
~Vernon Johns~Enrichment~
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: Ariana Rivera
108518 MLK day lecture 2012 editing two civil rights icons MLK and vernon johns
108518 MLK day lecture 2012 editing two civil rights icons MLK and vernon johns
Published: 2014/06/25
Channel: MCAT Community Media
Wedding highlight of Dimple n Vernon @ St Johns Church, Thane
Wedding highlight of Dimple n Vernon @ St Johns Church, Thane
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: fotomartin mumbai
Vernon John Junior High Reach
Vernon John Junior High Reach
Published: 2013/05/02
Channel: Revpowwowman
Dance Off
Dance Off
Published: 2010/05/01
Channel: Toshikamaraj
Message: How Long Will You Stand by and Watch Your People Die?
Message: How Long Will You Stand by and Watch Your People Die?
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: Tammuz Menkheperre
Entangled Lives: Slavery at George Washington
Entangled Lives: Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon
Published: 2016/02/24
Channel: Johns Hopkins University
Vernon John Junior High Petersburg
Vernon John Junior High Petersburg
Published: 2013/06/02
Channel: Revpowwowman
Vernon John Junior High Petersburg
Vernon John Junior High Petersburg
Published: 2013/06/02
Channel: Revpowwowman
Freedom Under The Sun - Pat Kelly
Freedom Under The Sun - Pat Kelly
Published: 2010/01/11
Channel: Pat Kelly
Vernon John Junior High Petersburg
Vernon John Junior High Petersburg
Published: 2013/06/02
Channel: Revpowwowman
Tribune Premiere Network (1994)
Tribune Premiere Network (1994)
Published: 2017/01/23
Channel: LogicSmash
Get Out: 2 Symbols YOU might
Get Out: 2 Symbols YOU might've missed + why it's VITAL!
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: MasonDiction Entertainment
Mt.Vernon Forest Homes in Alexandria VA -703-919-6289 Belinda Johns http://goo.gl/L5YsLa
Mt.Vernon Forest Homes in Alexandria VA -703-919-6289 Belinda Johns http://goo.gl/L5YsLa
Published: 2015/09/30
Channel: Exit Realty - Belinda Johns Realtor
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Vernon Johns
Born (1892-04-22)April 22, 1892
Darlington Heights, Virginia
Died June 11, 1965(1965-06-11) (aged 73)
Washington, D.C.
Alma mater Oberlin Seminary
University of Chicago
Movement Civil Rights Movement
Spouse(s) Altona Trent
Children Six children

Vernon Johns (April 22, 1892 – June 11, 1965) was an American minister at several black churches in the South and a pioneer in the civil rights movement. He is best known as the pastor 1947–52 of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama. He was succeeded by Martin Luther King Jr. Johns was widely known in the black community across the South for his profound scholarship in the classics, his intellect and his highly controversial and outspoken sermons on race relations, which were ahead of his time.[1]

Life[edit]

Johns was born in Darlington Heights, Prince Edward County, Virginia. Three of his grandparents were slaves. His paternal grandfather had been hanged for killing his master. Johns maternal grandfather was a Mr. Price, a white man. Price had a long-standing relationship with Johns maternal grandmother, and served prison time for killing a white man who tried to rape her. After her mother died, Johns' mother Sallie Price was raised by the white wife of her father, although the fact that he was actually her father was not generally acknowledged.[2]

In 1915, Johns graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary and College.[3] He then attended the Oberlin Seminary, where he studied with classmate Robert M. Hutchins.[4] While at Oberlin, Johns was highly respected by both his classmates and the faculty and was chosen to give the annual student oration. After graduating from Oberlin in 1918, he attended the University of Chicago's graduate school of theology.[5]

After studying at the University of Chicago, Johns moved between various congregations in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In 1926, he was the first African-American to have his work published in Best Sermons of the Year.[6]

In 1927, Johns married Altona Trent. She was a pianist and music teacher who became a professor at what is now Alabama State University. In 1929–33 he was president of Lynchburg's Virginia Theological Seminary and College. He was unable to stabilize the school's finances and was forced to resign. He returned to his family farm for several years and in 1937 Johns was called again as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia. In 1941, Johns returned to Lynchburg as pastor of Court Street Baptist Church, but was quickly forced to resign by the congregation and returned to the farm.[7]

It was due to his wife's connection to ASU that she was able to influence Dexter Avenue Baptist Church to hire Johns as pastor in October 1948.[8] On one occasion, he paid his bus fare and was directed to the back, but refused to sit there and demanded his money back;[9] he ruffled some feathers among his middle-class congregation by selling his farm produce from outside the church building.[10] In May 1953, he was forced to resign as pastor in Montgomery. He returned to his family farm, where he spent the rest of his life.[11]

Vernon Johns died of a heart attack in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 1965 at age 73.

Legacy[edit]

A television film was made in 1994 called Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story, written by Leslie Lee and Kevin Arkadie, based on an unpublished biography by Henry W. Powell of The Vernon Johns Society. The motion picture was directed by Kenneth Fink and stars James Earl Jones in the title role. Former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who has long expressed an interest in African-American history, was the film's co-executive producer.[12]

David Anderson Elementary School in Petersburg, Virginia, was renamed Vernon Johns Middle School; in 2009 it became the junior high school for the city school system.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63 (1988) pp 7–25, 109-10, 339-40
  2. ^ Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963 (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988), p. 7
  3. ^ Martin Luther King Jr. and the Global Freedom Struggle entry on Johns
  4. ^ Oberlin article on Johns
  5. ^ Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63 (1998) p 9 .
  6. ^ Oberlin biography of Johns
  7. ^ Ralph Luker, "Johns the Baptist," online
  8. ^ Branch, Parting the Waters, p. 6-7
  9. ^ Wally G. Vaughan, ed. (1999). Reflections on our Pastor. Richard W. Wills. Dover: Majority Press. pp. 45–47. ISBN 9780912469348. 
  10. ^ bio of Johns
  11. ^ Ralph Luker, "Johns the Baptist," online
  12. ^ Branch, Taylor (1988). Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954–63. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-68742-5. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ralph Luker, "Johns the Baptist," online
  • Ralph Luker. Historical dictionary of the civil rights movement (1997) pp 134–35.

External links[edit]


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