The African American Male Initiative at East Georgia State College will hold a special program in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the auditorium of the Luck Flanders Gambrell building on EGSC’s Swainsboro campus. The keynote speaker for the event will be Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.
Dr. Johnson is currently the State President of the Georgia NAACP, the youngest to hold the office. He has been an ordained minister for 18 years and is Senior Minister at the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Pembroke and the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church in Statesboro. Johnson is in private practice with The Johnson Firm P.C. Attorneys and Counselors of Law in Statesboro, where he practices criminal and civil law in all state and federal courts in Georgia.
A Diamond Life Member, Johnson has worked for the NAACP in a variety of capacities, including State Legal Redress Director, State Executive Director and Southeast Regional Director. As Southeast Regional Director, he was the chief manager of the NAACP’s public policy agenda and administrative activities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. He is recognized as a thought-leader, having testified before Congress and lecturing across the country, as well as writing on the concepts of race, measuring equality and understandings of power in public policy.
A graduate of Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia, Johnson has served on the Political Science and Criminal Justice faculties at Georgia Southern University and Savannah State University, teaching courses on race and the law, constitutional law and the Civil Rights Movement. He is married to Dr. Meca Renee Williams, an educational psychologist and tenured professor at GSU. They have three sons, Thurgood Marshall Joshua, Langston Hughes Elijah and the late Frederick Douglass Caleb.
Please contact AAMI Director Jonathan M. McCollar at email@example.com with any questions.