John M. Perkins

Civil Rights Activist / Author

John M. Perkins dropped out of school in the third grade, but now he is an author, international speaker, and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation, leadership, and community development. He is founder and president of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi, has received multiple honorary doctorates, and is one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement. He is the author of nine books including A Quiet Revolution, Let Justice Roll Down, With Justice For All, Beyond Charity, Resurrecting Hope, and Love is the Final Fight: A Memoir.