One Destination… Two American Masters

What Love Can Do: Recollected Stories of Slavery and Freedom in New Orleans and the Surrounding Area


Henry Goody Johns was the eldest son of a beautiful young slave girl from East Central Africa and her Louisiana Master. Given the choice by his father to pass for white or to remain a slave, Johns chose to forever identify with his black mother and siblings, later becoming a pastor to his community after the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Print Length: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • Publication Date: February 7, 2012

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