Hometown Hero: Sanford Johnson

Sanford Johnson from Clarksdale, MS, has served in the education sector for 17 years. An Auburn University alum, when he left Mississippi, he thought he’d never return. However, once he interned with Senator Thad Cochran and learned about the politics of the state, he became unyieldingly pro-Mississippi and wanted to fix what was broken, which led to his involvement in educational policy.

Johnson is the new Executive Director of a teaching policy fellowship called Teach Plus Mississippi. His first test was stepping into his new role on the same day COVID-19 exploded in the state. However, Johnson is no stranger to navigating challenges; he spent 11 years in educational policy and co-founded “Mississippi First,” where he kindled his passion for advocacy, which equipped him with the leadership tools to handle tough situations.

Read More

Sanford Johnson

Click here for Diversity & Inclusion Training Videos for Teachers, Coaches, Students, Parents & Allies

Topic of the week: STEM

Albert Vinicio Baez

Inventor, Author, & Humanitarian

Read more

Alan Emtage

Inventor of the First Internet Search Engine

Read more

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

Inventor of advanced evolutionary algorithms

Read more

Testimonials

“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” Malcolm X

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER


If all social media disappeared, we could contact you
via email--that’s why you need to subscribe!
Be the first to know what History Confronted is up to,
and get exclusive information and offers. Don’t miss a thing!

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

History Confronted will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.