Snow Hill celebrates hometown hero baseball player Judy Johnson
SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County NAACP is celebrating the legacy of a home-town hero in Snow Hill, Judy Johnson.
In a ceremony outside of the Snow Hill Library Saturday morning, speakers including the president of the Worcester County NAACP as well as friends of Johnson to honored the legacy of the Hall of Fame Negro League baseball player.
A display feature at the entrance to the library showcased pictures of Johnson with a record of his long career in baseball.
Donald Conway made the display, and says it would be a great loss if the community didn’t keep Johnson’s memory alive.
“If you’re not celebrating Judy Johnson you’re not celebrating one of the all time great Negro League ball players, the only Negro League ball player in the baseball hall of fame,” he said.
Conway missed the statue dedication to Johnson, and was proud to showcase his display Saturday for the younger generation to appreciate Johnson.
“I want everyone to come away with a new fact about him,” he said.
Judy Johnson’s long-time friend, Mr. James Knott, spoked at the event and shared his memories of Johnson with the crowd that gathered for the event.
Johnson was 90 years old when he passed away in 1989 in Delaware.