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Called to the Fire

A Witness for God in Mississippi; The Story of Dr. Charles Johnson
A Witness for God in Mississippi; The Story of Dr. Charles Johnson
  • By Chet Bush
  • By Chet Bush
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The last place on earth young Charles Johnson wanted to go was Mississippi during the heat of the Civil Rights Movement.

The last place on earth young Charles Johnson wanted to go was Mississippi during the heat of the civil rights movement.

As the key African American witness to take the stand in the trial famously dubbed the "Mississippi Burning" case by the FBI, Dr. Charles Johnson, a young preacher fresh out of Bible College, became a voice for justice and equality in the segregated south.

Unwittingly thrust into the heart of a national tragedy - the murder of three civil rights activists - Dr. Johnson overcame fear and adversity to become a leader in the civil rights movement. He played a vital role for the Federal Justice Department, offering clarity to the event that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. And, in a shocking turn of events, Johnson offered a path of reconciliation for one of the convicted killers. A story of love, conviction, adversity, and redemption, Called to the Fire is a riveting account of a life in pursuit of the call of God and the fight for justice and equality.

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The last place on earth young Charles Johnson wanted to go was Mississippi during the heat of the Civil Rights Movement.

This is the true story of Dr. Charles Johnson, an African American preacher who went to Mississippi in 1961 during the summer of the Freedom Rides. Fresh out of Bible School Johnson hesitantly followed his call to pastor in Mississippi, a hotbed for race relations during the early 1960’s. Unwittingly thrust into the heart of a national tragedy, the murder of three Civil Rights activists, he overcame fear and adversity to become a leader in the Civil Rights movement.

As a key African American witness to take the stand in the trial famously dubbed the “Mississippi Burning” case by the FBI, Charles Johnson played a key role for the Federal Justice Department, offering clarity to the event that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This story of love, conviction, adversity, and redemption climaxes with a shocking encounter between Charles and one of the murderers. The reader will be riveted to the details of a gracious life in pursuit of the call of God from the pulpit to the streets, and ultimately into the courtroom.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781426753282
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Binding Type: Hardback with Jacket
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781426753282
    • Closeout Date: 07/17/2014
    • Publication Date: 01/01/2013
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Chet Bush
    • Page Count: 224
    • Width: 6.00 inches
    • Height: 0.75 inches
    • Length: 9.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.10 pounds
    • SKU: 9781426759925
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781426759925
    • Publication Date: 01/01/2013
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Author: Chet Bush
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