Releasing on August 1, 2019
Send Judah First
A young girl’s life is shattered when she is stolen from her African village in a midnight raid. Ruthlessly torn from her family to be beaten, chained, degraded, and enslaved in a heartless world she can barely comprehend.
The slave ledger at Virginia’s Belle Grove Plantation only reveals that Judah was purchased to be the cook, gave birth to 12 children, and died in April 1836. But, like the other 276 faceless names entered in that ledger, Judah lived. Brian C. Johnson’s important work of historical fiction goes beyond what is recorded to portray the depth, humanity, and vulnerability of a beautiful soul all but erased by history.
August 3, 2019 from 10am – 4pm
Author reading and books signing, part of Honoring Soul Food’s Shenandoah Valley History and Chefs
August 4, 2019 from 2pm – 4pm
Author Signing at Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester, Virginia
Meet The Author
Brian C. Johnson
Brian C. Johnson honors the struggles and accomplishments of the ordinary citizens who launched the Civil Rights Movement by committing himself personally and professionally to the advancement of multicultural and inclusive education.
He has served as a faculty member in the department of academic enrichment at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and was the director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence. He is a founder of the Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs, a consortium that promotes best practices in higher education.
He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from California University of Pennsylvania and a PhD at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Communications Media and Instructional Technology. His research examines the role of mainstream film in the development of social dominance orientation.
Johnson serves on the ministry team at Revival Tabernacle in Watsontown, PA where he is a church elder, youth minister, and leads the Kingdom Writers’ guild. He is a film reviewer for Christian Spotlight on Entertainment. He and his wife, Darlene, have four children—Kasey, Thomas, Aubyn, and Analisa.