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Civil Rights Storytellers

Jason Cook, John Perkins, Melvin Charles Smith, James Netters, and Beverly Robertson discuss civil rights storytellers at the MLK50 Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Beverly Robertson

Beverly Robertson is the former president of the National Civil Rights Museum.  Read More by this Author

James Netters

Dr. James LaVirt Netters, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church- Westwood, where he has served for over 56 years. He is the longest-serving pastor of a single church in the City of Memphis. Read More by this Author

Jason Cook

Jason Cook is the associate pastor at Fellowshp Memphis. Jason was born and raised in Birmingham, AL before moving to Suwanee, GA where he would finish high school. Upon graduation, Jason signed a football scholarship at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where he would be a 4 year starter and … Read More

John M. Perkins

Dr. Perkins is president of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi. He is one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement. He is also an internationally known author, speaker, and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation and Christian community development. He is … Read More

Melvin C. Smith

Reverend Doctor Melvin Charles Smith has been the Senior Pastor of Mount Moriah-East Baptist Church since 1967. He is a nationally and internationally recognized evangelist. He has preached and lectured across the length and breadth of the United States. He has also repeatedly been invited to speak in Nassau, Bahamas; … Read More