Congress recognizes Johnson for service to community
A tribute to Melvin “Toot” Johnson of Tunica by the Honorable Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi’s Second District was read into the Congressional Record recently.
Congressman Thompson’s tribute, titled “Honoring Melvin C. Johnson,” was presented on the floor of the House of Representatives and published February 28.
It reads: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor an extraordinary community leader, Mr. Melvin Johnson.
“Mr. Melvin Charles Johnson was born and raised in a small town of Tunica, MS. He has been married to Debra L. (Toney) Johnson for 23 years. He was introduced to politics at the early age of 10. He marched in his first Civil Rights March in Tunica, MS in 1963 and became the vice president of the SCLC Youth Organization in Tunica.