Category Archives: Family Profiles


In Memoriam: Dr. Joseph A. Johnson III (1940-2017)

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Joseph Andrew “Joe” Johnson, III age 77. Joe passed away on Sunday morning, June 25, 2017. Beloved husband of Dr. Lynette E. Johnson; father of Christopher (Ivy) Johnson, Bradley (Sandra) Johnson, Kyla, and Tayari (Sean) Allardice; brother of Patricia (Larry) Powell. Joe was “Papa Joe” to […]

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U. S. Colored Troops: The First Freedom Fighters

On a brisk October morning, I gathered my husband and two daughters for a trip to nearby Washington, DC. It was unseasonably cool and uncomfortably close to nap time for my younger daughter, but I wanted my entire family, particularly my older daughter, to experience this visit. A short time later, we arrived. I stepped […]

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Faith of Our Fathers – Rev. Joseph A. Johnson, Sr.

The Rev. Joseph Andrew Johnson, Sr., was born in Rapides Parish, Colfax, Louisiana on February 17, 1885, the son of Rev. Bowman Henry Johnson and Mrs. Martha Johnson. He converted to Christianity at an early age, and experienced the call to Christian ministry at the age of 24. He was admitted on trial and ordained […]

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Mrs. Grace L. Johnson

Amazing Grace – Meet Mrs. Grace L. Johnson

  Mrs. Grace L. Johnson was born on August 10, 1917 in Mansfield, Louisiana to DeWitt and Elizabeth Johnson. She had an identical twin sister, Della Frances Hill (nee Johnson), and a brother, Dr. Jarone Johnson. In 1937, Mrs. Johnson graduated from Southern University. She continued her education at Denver University, where she received a […]

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