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The Stephen’s March: Atlanta Metro Area Clergy & Deacon’s Justice Revival and March in Honor of Deacon Johnny Hollman


The Stephen’s March: Atlanta Metro Area Clergy & Deacon’s Justice Revival and March in Honor of Deacon Johnny Hollman

Justice Revival

When: Thursday, October 19th, at 6:30 PM

Where: First Iconium Baptist Church, 542 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, 30316

A Justice Revival will be held on Thursday, October 17th, at 6:30pm, at First Iconium Baptist Church located at 542 Moreland Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30316 to honor the life and legacy of Johnny Hollman, Sr. Please join Bishop Greg Fann, Sr, Pastor Timothy McDonald, Pastor Royce Tillman, and Pastor Shanan Jones in restoring faith within our community and praying for justice for the Hollman family. 

The Stephen’s March
When: Saturday, October 21st, at 11:00 AMWhere: The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District 400 Auburn Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30312 to Atlanta City Hall 55 Trinity Avenue SW Atlanta, GA 30303

On Saturday, October 21st, at 11:00am, organizers from The Stephen’s March will meet at The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District located at 400 Auburn Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30312, and will march to Atlanta City Hall located at 55 Trinity Avenue SW Atlanta, GA 30303. 

“The killing of Deacon Johnny Hollman causes one to reflect upon the martyrdom of St. Stephen, a Deacon in the New Testament whose senseless murder was the tipping point of a cultural change that impacted the world for good. Deacon Hollman’s death, like that of his Biblical predecessor’s St. Stephen will prove to be greatly purposeful because Clergy and Deacons with faith leaders of varying traditions will exit the four walls of their worship spaces to gather and march in solidarity seeking justice for Deacon Johnny Hollman and pushing for real police reform that produces overall cultural change in every area of law enforcement.” says Rev. Shanan E. Jones, President of Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.
“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” – Amos 5:24

Deacon Hollman was a husband, father, and grandfather. On August 10th, Deacon Johnny Hollman Sr, age 62, had just finished bible study and left his daughter’s home and was on the way home to take his wife to dinner when he was involved in a minor car accident. He called 911, and waited for over an hour for police to arrive. When Officer Kiran Kimbrough arrived, he decided that Deacon Hollman was at fault and issued him a traffic ticket. Deacon Hollman asked to see a sergeant. Officer Kimbrough then ignored him and told him he would take him to jail if he did not sign the ticket. Deacon Hollman told Officer Kimbrough he would sign the ticket, but the officer still grabbed him, took him to the ground, and began tasing him. Deacon Hollman tells the officer “I Can’t Breathe” as many as sixteen times. Deacon Hollman was pronounced dead at Grady Hospital. 
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