Next Steps: Charles S. Johnson and Southern Liberalism

  title={Next Steps: Charles S. Johnson and Southern Liberalism},
  author={Matthew W. Dunne},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={1 - 34}
Charles Spurgeon Johnson would never forget a childhood affront. Born on July 24, 1893, he grew up in Bristol, Virginia, on the Tennessee border, the son of a well-educated and well-respected Baptist minister and a mother who supplemented her public school education with "an uncommon amount of intelligence and social grace." Johnson remembered his parents as knowing "all of the Negroes and most of the white families that had any standing at all," and as living "on terms ranging from tolerant… 
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