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Leroy Johnson (b. 1928)

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Creator:Crawford, Tom
Title:Leroy Johnson (b. 1928)
Date:2008 Jan. 25

Encyclopedia article about Leroy Johnson, a prominent attorney and civic leader, who in 1962 became the first African American to be elected to the Georgia General Assembly since the end of the Reconstruction era. Mr. Johnson graduated from Morehouse College and Atlanta University and earned his law degree from North Carolina Central University. He taught social science in the Atlanta school system from 1950-1954 and in 1957 became the first African American hired by the Fulton County Solicitor General's office. He also served as advisor to Atlanta's civil rights movement in the 1960s, was a candidate for mayor of Atlanta in 1973, and was active in community affairs.

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Subjects:Johnson, Leroy R., 1928- | Fulton County. District Attorney Office | Georgia. General Assembly. Senate | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | African American civil rights workers--Georgia | Civil rights workers--Georgia | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Atlanta | Sit-ins--Georgia--Atlanta | African American legislators--Georgia--Atlanta | Legislators--Georgia--Atlanta | African American lawyers--Georgia--Atlanta | Lawyers--Georgia--Atlanta | African American teachers--Georgia--Atlanta | Teachers--Georgia--Atlanta | African American civic leaders--Georgia--Atlanta | Civic leaders--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta Public School System | Mayors--Election | Elections--Georgia | Local elections--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.)--Officials and employees | Government employees | Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government--20th century | Atlanta (Ga.)--History--20th century | Race relations | Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Political candidates--Georgia--Atlanta | Political campaigns--Georgia--Atlanta | African American politicians--Georgia--Atlanta | Politicians--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2008
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