Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Rev. Nelson Johnson's Statement Transcript

Please click here to read the transcript of Rev. Nelson Johnson's statement at the GTRC's second public hearing. The remarks Rev. Johnson prepared for the hearing (that include a great deal of information not covered in the hearing itself) can be found here.

Rev. Nelson Johnson was born in Littleton, N.C. on the family farm, and is currently the pastor of Faith Community Church. Prior to attending N.C. A&T, he spent four years in the Air Force. He has an extensive history as a visionary and community organizer for racial and economic justice both locally and nationally. Among other roles he serves as executive director of the Beloved Community Center of Greensboro, as the national chair of Interfaith Worker Justice as a member of the National Policy Review Board for the labor union UNITE-HERE. Wounded on November 3, 1979, Johnson and his wife, Joyce, have two adult daughters and three granddaughters.

posted by Jill Williams, exec. dir.

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