Interview with Peter Johnson

by Peter Johnson (interviewee), Hope Anderson (Interviewer), Camille Davis (interviewer)
Dallas, Texas, United States
March 3, 2017
Duration: 1:21:31
Type: Interview
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Interview with Reverend Peter Johnson conducted by two students at Southern Methodist University (SMU) about his involvement in the civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid movement. Johnson discusses New Orleans, Louisiana, Plaquemine, the NAACP, Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Andrew Young, growing up, segregated communities, marches, picketing, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), James Farmer, the Big Six of the Civil Rights Movement, the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC), the Urban League, Dorothy Height, the National Council of Negro Women, register Negros to vote, freedom schools, churches, the South, Mount Zion Baptist Church, New Orleans, the March on Washington, jail, apartheid, college, African students, black people, Kaffir, Niger, Nelson Mandela, Sharpeville, Nicholas Katzenbach, accused of smuggling guns to South Africa, Stokely Carmichael, church deacons, Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa), a pistol, a gun, Stephen Biko, the divestment movement, corporations, universities, the church community, Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the poor people’s campaign, Coretta Scott King, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolence, producer Samuel Livingston, a white church, Albert Lipscomb, Vietnam, the anti-war movement, white kids, Rhodesia, longshoremen, South African ships, Baton Rouge, the white power structure, the Mississippi River, union jobs, the Catholic Church, Catholic bishops, the Pope, declared apartheid a sin, the Quakers, the American Friends, William Sloan Coffin, the United Methodist Church, social justice issues, Johannesburg, jail, a hunger fast, white pastors, Operation Breadbasket, Coca-Cola, a bank, black businesses, and black consumers.

Used by permission of Peter Johnson, Hope Anderson and Camille Davis.