Born a sharecropper’s son in rural North Carolina, Rev. Aaron Johnson has worked as a tireless advocate for social justice. After leading early sit-ins under Martin Luther King Jr.’s tutelage, Johnson advised three N.C. governors on race relations and served as the state’s corrections secretary while pastoring a Fayetteville, N.C., church.
In telling his life story, Rev. Johnson takes us to the front lines of the fight for civil and human rights in our country over the last fifty years. Whether being beaten and dragged from a dime store lunch counter, standing blindfolded before a Ku Klux Klan meeting, or praying arm-in-arm with a death-row inmate,
Johnson shows us how human hatred and fear smells, sounds and feels—and how it feels to empower others with hope and trust.
Aaron Johnson’s story reminds us how much one individual, with focus and faith, can do to change the world, despite repeated hurdles. Readers will come to know Johnson as a friend and inspiring hero who suspects that God still has a few projects waiting for him on his to-do list.