No Fear For Freedom: The Story of the Friendship 9
February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pmFREE
Join us for the YouTube premiere of Storytime with Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson as she reads her book No Fear For Freedom: The Story of the Friendship 9. Click here to watch the premiere on Saturday, February 27, at 2pm: https://youtu.be/ggouxyGm7Q8
Many of the icons of the Civil Rights Movement will never be forgotten. However, we must also make sure that the work of other activists will be remembered too. They were ordinary people who fought against discrimination and prejudice. Unfortunately, they may never find their names in a history book, on a display board or in a museum. As communities, we must discover these amazing citizens and honor them. The Friendship 9, a group of college students and activists in Rock Hill, South Carolina, claimed a rightful place in history by challenging inequality and unfair laws. In 1961, their decision to help place into motion the Jail, No Bail strategy empowered many communities. As we continue to learn from our struggles and most importantly create a world free of racism and social injustice, we will inspire our future generations to do the same!
More on the Author:
Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson, a creative thinker with a passion for helping others, grew up in Shelby, NC. Author of 22 children’s books, including the award-winning No Fear for Freedom: The Story of the Friendship 9, Dr. Johnson has also received numerous recognitions such as the Walker Solomon Award from the SC Educators Association, the Omega Psi Phi Perseverance Award, York County Citizen of the Year, the National Heritage Award, just to name a few.
As Curriculum Design Specialist for the King Center in Atlanta, Dr. Johnson has collaborated with Dr. Bernice A. King, the last living daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition, Dr. Johnson teaches at Clemson University and Clinton College, and serves as a course facilitator at Harvard University. A nationally known motivational speaker and workshop leader, Dr. Johnson also served as the guest reader for President and Mrs. George Bush at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
When not teaching, Dr. Johnson loves committing time to her beloved sorority Delta Sigma Theta in their community and educational initiatives.