Vernon Thornsberry can be found on his moped delivering Jittery Joe’s coffee beans around Athens, baking cakes for The Grit, recording music in the Jittery Joe’s roasting room or staying up through the night to paint and play one of the twelve instruments he has taught himself. 

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This story is part of The Red & Black photo desk’s weekly series recognizing Black-owned businesses in Athens.

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