Black History Month Day 5: The Legacy of Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson is standing at attention at the Marine training facility at Montford Point, North Carolina. Circa 1940s. From the Frank Johnson Collection.

In 1945 Frank Jones Johnson, tall of stature, slender yet muscular of build, and 19 years old, was returning home to Macon, Georgia, from a tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps. Johnson returned to his father’s farm in West Bibb County, Georgia. The community was named Unionville by the residents. The name fitted because the society as a whole came together in unity to help their…

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H. Michael Harvey

H. Michael Harvey

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Harvey is Living Now Book Awards 2020 Bronze Medalist for his memoir Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. Available at haroldmichaelharvey.com