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Walter T. Johnson, Jr.

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: African-American

Biographical/Historical note: Walter T. Johnson Jr. was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He received a law degree from Duke University in 1964 and began practicing in Greensboro. Johnson served on the Greensboro school board in the 1970s, as well as on the Human Relations Commission and Zoning Commission. He was also chairman of the North Carolina Parole Commission and a member of the Inmate Grievance Commission. Johnson's wife, Yvonne, later served on city council and was elected mayor of Greensboro in 2007.

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Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Walter Johnson Jr. by William Chafe
Date: 1978
By: Walter T. Johnson, Jr.
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1978 with Walter Johnson Jr. primarily documents Johnson’s membership on the Greensboro school board in the 1970s. Topics include the 19...