The Documentary

I Am A Innocent Man: The Ed Johnson Story is a historical documentary that brings to light the heroic achievements of two African American lawyers from Tennessee, Noah Parden and Styles Hutchins who against all odds, fought and won rights never before granted by the United States Supreme Court to any man, black or white. What followed the high court’s decision was a series of incredible and tragic events, resulting in the murder of their client Ed Johnson and the first and only criminal trial held by the U.S. Supreme Court. Ed Johnson’s story is a vital part of the collective narrative of our country and one of the forgotten first steps in the long battle for civil rights in America