Switchfoot wishes Happy Birthday to John M. Perkins with a new video and Huff Post piece | The Audio Perv
16 Jun
2010

Today is civil rights activist, John M Perkins, 80th birthday….so it seemed befitting that Switchfoot’s song that was written in his honor be released today…..

Here is the link for new video THE SOUND which includes footage of Mr.Perkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNQgABsUfK8

In addition to this, Jon Foreman has written a tribute to Perkins for The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-foreman/the-living-blues-john-m-p_b_613733.html

John M. Perkins is an American civil rights leader. Born in Mississippi to a sharecropper, he grew up in the dire poverty and bitter racism of the time. At the age of 17 his older brother was murdered at the hands of a town marshal, so he fled the state vowing never to return. Yet in 1960 Dr. Perkins and his wife, Vera Mae Perkins, felt compelled to go back to help the poor in rural Mississippi. Since then, Dr. Perkins has written numerous books, lectured across the world and has devoted his life to community development and racial reconciliation throughout the world. Dr. Perkins turns 80 TODAY….this video is a tribute to his compassionate commitment to love the oppressed and the oppressor. His life is living proof that love does conquer all, including violence and hatred. Love is the final fight.” –Jon Foreman, Switchfoot

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