December 10, 2014

Elaine Race Massacre Symposium - The Reconciliation Journey in THE EPISCOPAL NEW YORKER

Episcopal New Yorker ArticleA packed-house symposium on the Elaine Race Massacre, which occurred in the fall of 1919 on the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River Delta and in which more than hundred (and possibly hundreds of) African-Americans were killed, was held at St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City on September 20, 2014. Subsequently, an article entitled, “After Sins of the Fathers, Steps Toward Reconciliation,” was written by Lynn Goswick, associate editor of Trinity Wall Street, and published in THE EPISCOPAL NEW YORKER, fall 2014; the article describes, among other matters, the reconciliation journey that J. Chester Johnson, whose grandfather, Lonnie, joined in the Massacre, and Sheila Walker, whose great-uncles were victims, have taken together to dispel any remnants of adverse human and spiritual consequences from the racial conflagration.
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Distinguished Alumnus J. Chester Johnson Will Speak April 26th & 27th, 2017 at the University of Arkansas

Reflection and Reconciliation: The Elaine Race Massacre – Delta Cultural Center, 141 Cherry Street, Helena, Arkansas on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017


J. Chester Johnson Beside the Display of His Iconic Poem "St. Paul's Chapel"

J. Chester Johnson Reads Poetry at Deborah Danner's Memorial

J. Chester Johnson Reads His Poem, "St. Paul's Chapel," at the Calling of the Names Ceremony 15 Years After 9/11

J. Chester Johnson Is Featured In NBC New York Article

J. Chester Johnson Appeared at the Cornelia St. Café on Sunday, June 26th

J. Chester Johnson read as part of FOUR WAY BOOKS AND FRIENDS Program at NYU Bookstore

J. Chester Johnson at Heavenly Rest Episcopal Church, NYC, February 25th, 2016

J. Chester Johnson Moderator for Reading/Discussion by Reginald Dwayne Betts at Trinity Wall Street, NYC

Presentation at 9/11 Tribute Center (Ground Zero in New York City), Tuesday, December 15, 2015

“For Conduct and Innocents” – A Multimedia Performance, Based On The Drama In Verse By J. Chester Johnson

J. Chester Johnson interview in ILLUMINATIONS Magazine

Lecture on Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Theologian and Martyr


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