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Eva Johnson served as both a special education & international education instructor/consultant. She supervised staff, coordinated teams, and developed alternative programs. Her community leadership included: Urban League of Greater New Haven, Connecticut Afro American Historical Society, African American Women's Summit, I have a Dream Mentoring, Big Brother/Big Sister, Girl Scouts Diversity Board, Victim Offender Reconciliation Program, NAACP, Hamilton County Board of Education IZON Program. Her many awards include: Pioneer Woman Award-Chattanooga’s National Council of Negro Women and Excellence in Teaching Award- National Council of Negro Women.

I’m Black and I’m Proud – by Eva Johnson

Eva Johnson and John Lewis
Eva Johnson and John Lewis

I attended 12 public schools in Chattanooga during times when almost everything was racially separated: schools, churches, restaurants, tours,  organization memberships.  After my high school  graduation and an  early marriage, I relocated  with family to New England and eventually graduated from  Southern Connecticut University.  In the mid-seventies when I became an educator in a large suburban high school in Hamden, Connecticut, only about 10% of the school’s staff and student body was African American.  

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