I was the only minister on the SCLC staff ordained by Dr. King. The other two he ordained were Rev. Albert Brinson and Rev Walter McCall. I was one of the biblical scholars who worked on the Original African Heritage Bible. Because of Dr. Vernon Johns, pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church followed by Dr. Martin King, I'm the only preacher that established a Dept of Agriculture in our church, producing a marriage between Black farmers downsouth and Black consumers in churches up South.
My website is my legacy Revalsampson.org and Georgewashingtoncarverfarms.com, producing a marriage between Black Farmers down South and Black consumers up South, including farmers in Sengal and other parts of Africa as well as farmers in Illinois and the South! There is no culture without Agriculture
I and Rev. Dunn and Rev. Wells attempted to integrate Lester Maddox's Pickrick restaurant an effort which became part of the Heart of Atlanta court case that confirmed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which had been signed into law by President Johnson. The Act and court case opened doors to public accommodations and commerce for Blacks in America to participate. Attornies on the case included NAACP attorney Howard Moore, attorney Constance Baker Motley, and Burke Marshall of the Justice Department.