Whirlwind Johnson Foundation | Fundraising continues to preserve home of Lynchburg doctor who helped break tennis color barrier
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Fundraising continues to preserve home of Lynchburg doctor who helped break tennis color barrier

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05 Mar Fundraising continues to preserve home of Lynchburg doctor who helped break tennis color barrier

When Dr. J wasn’t making his rounds at Lynchburg General Hospital, he was molding tennis legends at his home and personal tennis court on Pierce Street.

More than 40 years after the death of Dr. Robert Walter Johnson, a foundation created to preserve his legacy continues to seek the necessary funds to restore his home and personal tennis court.

“It was sort of the nerve center in the mid-20th century to break the color barriers of the sport,” said Lange Johnson, Robert Johnson’s grandson and president of the Whirlwind Johnson Foundation.

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