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The Vernon Johns Story: The Road to Freedom
The Vernon Johns Story The Road to Freedom
Actors: James Earl Jones, Garland Bunting, Moses Gibson, Tommy Hollis, Joe Inscoe
Director: Kenneth Fink
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2006     1hr 30min

Oscar nominee James Earl Jones stars as controversial paster Vernon Johns, one of the earliest voices of civil rights. In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgome...  more »


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Actors: James Earl Jones, Garland Bunting, Moses Gibson, Tommy Hollis, Joe Inscoe
Director: Kenneth Fink
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: Tango Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/12/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1994
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An Important Film.
D. Davis | Newport News, VA USA | 10/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The story of Vernon Johns is little known but this film does an excellent job of providing details about this courageous man's life. There were many unsung heroes of the Civil Rights era, and Vernon Johns was definitely one of them. I will be incorporating this film into our museum education programming. Highly recommended!"
An Untold Story Brought to Life
sherebiah | Downey, CA | 08/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"James Earl Jones gives life to the story of Dr. Vernon Johns, who preceded Dr. King in the Montgomery, Alabama pulpit that was to change history. There has rarely been a film that has so graphically detailed the savagery of racism in the deep South before the outbreak of the Civil Rights movement. Although he passed away in 1965, Dr. Johns deserves a prominent place in the history of the struggle for freedom and equality. This DVD is a must for the classroom, lest we ever slide back to the old levels of degradation."
The Vernon Johns Story
Talitha K. McEachin | Atlanta, Ga USA | 05/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I did not know about Mr. Johns until I saw this move - great, inspirational story! Everytime you think of the civil rights movement, you automatically think of Martin Luther King, Jr & Vernon Johns was his predecessor - Great movie!"