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Writing ‘Send Judah First'” – Brian C. Johnson
February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
“My experience writing ‘Send Judah First'” – author Brian C. Johnson
Author Brian C. Johnson will discuss the writing of his novel, Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Escaped Slave. The slave ledger at Virginia’s Belle Grove Plantation only reveals that Judah was purchased to be the cook, gave birth to 12 children, and died in April 1836. Brian C. Johnson’s novel goes beyond what is recorded to portray the depth, humanity, and vulnerability of a beautiful soul all but erased by history.
Brian C. Johnson honors the struggles and accomplishments of the ordinary citizens who launched the Civil Rights Movement by committing himself personally and professionally to the advancement of multicultural and inclusive education. He serves on the ministry team at Revival Tabernacle in Watsontown, PA where he is an associated pastor, youth minister, and leads the Kingdom Writers’ guild. He is formerly a film reviewer for Christian Spotlight on Entertainment (www.christiananswers.net).
Program presented by the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project and Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation. For more information, call (540) 560-2560.