Sunday's Child - Robert Walter "Whirlwind" Johnson
Johnson Health Center and the Whirlwind Johnson Foundation will be commemorating Dr. Johnson's life through an original play held at the Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia highlighting his work in the medical field, his tennis endeavors and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his personal life. Whether you are a history buff, an avid tennis supporter or a medical professional, we know you will enjoy the original play Sunday's Child written and produced by Jennifer Lipford Petticolas. Funds raised through ticket sales will be shared between Johnson Health Center and the Whirlwind Johnson Foundation so that both organizations may continue to carry out their missions.
Dr. Johnson was the first African-American physician to receive practice rights at Lynchburg General Hospital in Virginia. Johnson continued his medical practice in Lynchburg for his entire career.
For more than two decades, Dr. Johnson trained, coached, and mentored African Americans from his personal courts in Lynchburg, Virginia, including Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe. He established a Junior Development program for the American Tennis Association, worked tirelessly behind the scenes to provide opportunities for all competitors and emerged as a towering figure in the games evolution.
Academy Center of The Arts (View)
600 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
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