The Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson
In November 2020, the Living Legacy Project (LLP), experienced a monumental loss with the untimely passing of the Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson, our co-founder, pilgrimage leader, President Emeritus of the LLP, and friend. Hope touched many lives through her leadership and ministry over a dozen years of service to the LLP and many more to the causes of racial and social justice.
We are honored to announce that the Johnson family has named the Living Legacy Project as the beneficiary of gifts made in her memory. In response, the Living Legacy Project Board has created The Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson Legacy Fund, which will help realize the LLP's vital mission that she spent so many years advancing.
Hope loved the LLP experience—the bus, the travel, the places, and, especially, the people—but it was so much more to her than that. Hope dreamed that the Living Legacy Project would become a leading organization in transforming lives for the work of justice through the spiritual practice of pilgrimage.
Hope knew that this history must be preserved to inspire, encourage, and fortify those who continue the struggle for justice and equity. The Living Legacy Project Board will use the funds raised in Hope’s name to ensure the future of the LLP, so that the courage of Movement veterans will infuse new generations of activists with the strength and devotion needed to build Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of a global Beloved Community.
That was Hope’s dream, too, and with your support, we will work tirelessly to make that dream come true.
If you knew Hope, you knew of her fierce, loving, and unstoppable commitment to the LLP
Hope's sister, Dr. Janice Marie Johnson
Hope had a passion for the Living Legacy Project
What Others Say about Hope
If you'd like to share a testimonial, please submit it here: Hope Johnson Written Testimonials