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The Vernon Johns Story (TV Movie 1994) Poster

(1994 TV Movie)

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Vernon Johns was the immediate predecessor to Martin Luther King as senior pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, serving from 1947 to 1952.
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ON SCREEN: "Before the civil rights movement could begin, it would take the actions of a few brave souls to set that movement into motion. This is a story of one of them."
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Reverend Dr. Vernon Johns was a very influential "negro" minister in the earliest days of the N.A.A.C.P. and other African-American groups fighting for civil rights. Johns is considered by many to be the the father of the 20th Century civil rights movement.
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The story was based on an unpublished biography by Henry W. Powell of The Vernon Johns Society.
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