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Johns, Vernon

Born: 1892 AD
Died: 1965 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Civil Rights Leader, Clergymen

1892 – Born in Darlington Heights, Prince Edward County, Virginia on the 22nd of April.

1920 – He was an American minister and civil rights leader who was active in the struggle for civil rights for African Americans.

         – He is considered the father of the American Civil Rights Movement, having laid the foundation on which Martin Luther King, Jr. and others would build.

1947 – He was Dr. King’s predecessor as pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

         – A mentor of Ralph Abernathy, Wyatt Walker, and many others in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

1965 – Died of a heart attack in Washington, D.C. at age 73 on the 11th of June.