- A noted scholar of Buddhism, and has written with insight about the life and philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr.
- He received the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is widely regarded as one of America’s greatest living writers.
- His books include: Black Humor, Faith and the Good Thing , Oxherding Tale, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Tales and Conjurations, Being and Race: Black Writing Since 1970, Dreamer, Soulcatcher: And Other Stories, Turning the Wheel, and Dr. King’s Refrigerator: And Other Bedtime Stories.
...students are still talking about how (Charles Johnson) inspired them.
…people were raving....
…wonderfully informative, entertaining, and inspirational.
"This illuminating collection draws on Johnson's Buddhist faith, African American perspective, and aesthetic sensibilities."