About the film
The Vernon Johns Story
Release Date: January 15, 1994
|Production Companies||:||Tribune Entertainment, Laurel Entertainment Inc.|
|Producers||:||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mitchell Galin|
|Writers||:||Kevin Arkadie, Kevin Arkadie, Leslie Lee|
In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.