New Xulon Book Tells True Story Of The Author’s Grandmother, Bernice Johnson – Wrongly Imprisoned And Then Wronged In Prison

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Hiram Johnson shares his journey to learn more about Bernice Johnson to discover his grandfather’s true identity and reveal secrets that had been hidden for decades


... real life drama (based on true events) that unfolds in a very vivid theatrical sense

Within the pages of Hiram Johnson’s new book, Reason To Fight - A Search For Truth, ($17.99, paperback, 9781498460279; $8.99, e-book, 9781498460286) readers will discover the shocking and emotional story of Bernice Johnson. She was an African American woman who faced a DOUBLE INJUSTICE. In 1926, she acted in self-defense but was sentenced to 2 years hard labor in the Mississippi State Penitentiary – the infamous Parchman farm. While serving time, Bernice was assaulted by a white authority figure and became pregnant. Bernice’s baby was born on November 19th, 1928, three days after she was released from prison. That child was Fred Douglas Johnson, Father of Hiram Johnson – the author of this book.

Reason To Fight is a real life-detective story that reveals how Hiram Johnson learned the truth about his family history. Since his early childhood, he has been on a journey to learn his paternal grandfather’s identity. In his findings, he received a 150-page transcript of his grandmother’s murder trial, along with her convict records and appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Johnson made the most of his experience as a professional law enforcement officer as he tracked down leads and brought to light secrets that had been hidden for decades.

“I hope readers will envision this real life drama (based on true events) that unfolds in a very vivid theatrical sense,” states the author.

Hiram Johnson is a 22-year veteran of a major law enforcement agency in the greater Los Angeles area with years of detective experience. For The last part of that time he worked as a Sergeant at one of the largest jail facilities in the country.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Reason To Fight - A Search For Truth through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Hiram Johnson
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