John L. Johnson, an educator and former Army officer, will conduct a lecture and book signing for his most recent book, "Every Night and Every Morn" at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Ranger Joe's, 4030 Victory Drive.
"Every Night and Every Morn" comes from a William Blake poem, and is the first and only book that identifies and profiles all known persons of color to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Since 1863, when the Medal of Honor was first established during the Civil War, 87 African Americans, 22 Native Americans, 32 Asian Americans, 40 Hispanic/Latino Americans, 18 American Jews and one woman were awarded the medal, the highest award for military valor during war.
The profile of each recipient includes a photograph if available, military and biographical data and the actual citation that describes the action for which the medal was awarded. It also describes who these recipients were, where they came from and what became of them.
The lecture is free. The book costs $23.25.