Gregory Johnson, Esq.

About the Author Gregory Johnson, Esq.

Gregory Johnson is a co-founder and executive director of Progress Mississippi, a community think tank and policy advocacy organization located in Jackson, MS. Progress Mississippi focuses on issues that have a direct impact on Mississippi’s millennial population – Access to Education, Economic Development, and Political Participation. Prior to starting Progress Mississippi, Greg served as Director of Development and Communications with Southern Echo, Inc., a liaison to the SSDI between the US Department of Education and US Department of Justice, Federal Field Organizer with the Campaign for Youth Justice, a model code consultant with the Dignity in Schools Campaign, as well as worked with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Advancement Project on issues impacting public education, voting rights, census and redistricting, judicial nominations, and the LGBTQI community. Gregory is a 2004 graduate (B.A. English) of Tougaloo College, a private historically black college in Mississippi, and a graduate (Juris Doctor) of the George Washington University Law School. He has studied critical race theory at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and in several indigenous parts of Brazil. He is a former Mellon Fellow and writes often on public education reform and civil rights.