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Rev. Otis Moss III explains the man who paved the way for MLK


Black History Month is about shining a light on all of the contributors and contributions that Black people have made to this world in a way that sets an example for year-round tributes that are reflected in our every day actions and in our conscious minds. When we see a person achieve a certain amount of stature and success, we often times neglect to consider the persons, places and things that influenced what we see in the modern times. In this sermon, recorded at the Community Renewal Society’s MLK Day of Service, Rev. Otis Moss III speaks of how a man named Vernon Johns radicalized the Southern Baptist community in a way that was so particular and uncomfortable that it paved the way for the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is a story well worth hearing.

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