17 Jul '20

Stories Behind the Stories with Dr Kimberly Johnson, author of No Fear for Freedom: The Story of the Friendship 9

Children’s book author and military spouse Kimberly Johnson, EdD, shares a powerful message about her journey writing her nonfiction book, No Fear for Freedom: The Story of the Friendship 9. 

No Fear for Freedom gained international recognition in 2015 when Kimberly spearheaded efforts to have the trespassing sentences vacated for members of The Friendship 9, who conducted a sit-in in 1961 at a segregated lunch counter in Rock Hill, SC. This group of men changed the course of the Civil Rights Movement by activating the Jail No Bail strategy.

Read more about The Friendship 9 and Kimberly’s efforts in Books Make a Difference magazine:

“Children’s Book Honors Friendship Nine”: 

“The Power of Writing to Right History”: