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Earnest Johnson - Where Credit is Due” is a half-hour video that pays tribute to the life work of Rural Development Leadership Network graduate Earnest Johnson. The tape places the credit union movement in history, showing it as an outgrowth of the Civil Rights movement and a modern tool against predatory lending. Earnest is former Credit Union Specialist for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. In 1991, he was presented with an RDLN plaque as a “Hero of the Credit Union Movement.” He has received many honors for his work: the Annie Vamper Helping Hand Award from the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions; the National Credit Union Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award; induction into the Credit Union Hall of Fame by the Cooperative League of America; a Silver Award for his work in South Africa.

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