John M. Perkins was born into Mississippi poverty, the son of a sharecropper. His mother died of starvation seven months after he was born in 1930 in New Hebron, Mississippi, and at 17 ...
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John M. Perkins was born into Mississippi poverty, the son of a sharecropper. His mother died of starvation seven months after he was born in 1930 in New Hebron, Mississippi, and at 17 years old he fled to California after his older brother was murdered by the town marshal. Although he vowed never to return, Perkins returned with his wife Vera Mae and their young family to Mississippi in 1960, eager to share the gospel of Christ with those still living in the region. His outspoken support and leadership role in civil rights demonstrations resulted in repeated harassment, imprisonment, and beatings. Today, Dr. Perkins is president of John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development of Jackson, Mississippi. He is one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement, and he is an internationally known author, speaker, and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation and Christian community development. Despite dropping out of school in the ...Written by
Clearly not a film that would succeed in theaters, but it's not made for that purpose. It addresses primarily those who have biblically based faith as Christians.
It is powerful and prophetic. These people have suffered immensely just for being black; but also they have suffered for their trust in God. Their watchword is reconciliation. It is incredible how people who have been horribly persecuted can emerge with love and forgiveness in their hearts.
These people have helped transform a very dark region of this country. If you are a believer in Jesus, or if you are simply interested in racial justice, you will be VERY glad you have watched this film. I cannot think of a single person I have ever known who would not benefit in a major way from watching this film.
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