Watch: Barbara Johns, Teenage Revolutionary Against Racism

Watch: Barbara Johns, Teenage Revolutionary Against Racism

At just 16 years old, Barbara Johns stood up against racial segregation and inequality in America’s schools, at a time when speaking out was dangerous.

Her bravery set in motion a remarkable chain of events, that ended in a Supreme Court ruling which changed America.

To find out more, read Lela Casey‘s article, upon which the video is based.


Rebecca is a painter, collage artist and writer. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives on a little Island in the Irish Sea. She has a degree in Religious Studies and is passionate about religious history, philosophy and esoteric goings on. Her favourite research topic is peculiar religious figures; those people who, through their devotion and vision of the divine, challenged the religious establishments to which they belonged, sometimes being crushed by those establishments, other times irrevocably changing them. You can contact her and/or find her artwork and other writing on her website

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