Books by Bishop Joseph A. Johnson Jr.
Johnson became the first African American to graduate from Vanderbilt when he received a bachelor of divinity degree in 1954.
The Soul of the Black Preacher
The Local Church and Lay Evangelism (1974)
Our Faith, Heritage, and Church (1975)
Proclamation Theology (1977)
Basic Christian Methodist Beliefs (1978)
Books by Sheryll Cashin
Cashin the daughter of civil rights activists graduated from Vanderbilt in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. While a student, she helped found Vanderbilt’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni. Cashin served on the Vanderbilt Board of Trust from 2002 to 2012 and was the first African American woman elected as a regular Trustee.
Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America
The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African American Family (2008)
The Failures Of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining the American Dream (2005)
Desegregating Higher Education in the South: Duke, Emory, Rice, Tulane, and Vanderbilt (2013), by Melissa Kean
Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South (2014), by Andrew Maraniss
The Nashville Way: Racial Etiquette and the Struggle for Social Justice in a Southern City (2012) by Benjamin Houston