Hannibal B. Johnson is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He did his undergraduate work at The University of Arkansas, where he completed a double major in economics and sociology. Johnson is an attorney, author, and independent consultant. Johnson has also served as an adjunct professor at The University of Tulsa College of Law, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Oklahoma. Johnson is past president of Leadership Tulsa, past president of the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League and past president of the Northeast Oklahoma Black Lawyers Association. He is the director of Anytown, Oklahoma, a statewide human relations camp for teens sponsored by The National Conference for Community and Justice ("NCCJ"). Johnson served as Chairman of the board of directors of The Community Leadership Association, an international leadership organization, during 2001 - 2002. He is a founding director of the Oklahoma Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, and serves on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Tulsa Community College Foundation. He is a member of The Rotary Club of Tulsa. Johnson's first book, Black Wall Street --From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District, debuted in 1998. His children's book, Up From the Ashes -A Story About Community, was published in 1999. His third book, Acres of Aspiration -The All-Black Towns in Oklahoma, was released in January 2002. Johnson's fourth book, published in 2003, is Mama Used To Say -Wit & Wisdom From The Heart & Soul. His latest project, a middle reader slated for publication is 2005, is No Place Like Home -A Story About an All-Black, All-American Town. In 2004, Mr. Johnson graduated with the inaugural class of the national "Connecting Community Fellowship Program" based in Richmond, Virginia.
University of Arkansas, 1981, BA; Harvard Law School, 1984, Juris Doctorate.
Johnson's honors include: the "Don Newby/Ben Hill" award from Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry; the "Keeping The Dream Alive" award from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society; the "Outstanding Service to the Public Award" from the Oklahoma Bar Association; the "Ten Outstanding Young Tulsans" award from the Tulsa Jaycees; the "Distinguished Leadership Award" from the National Association for Community Leadership; and the "Ralph Ellison Literary Award" from the Black Liberated Arts Center in 2005.
Resident of Tulsa since 1984.
Black Wall Street. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1998; Up From the Ashes. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 2000; Acres of Aspiration. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 2002; Mama Used to Say. Tulsa, OK: HAWK Publishing, 2003. No Place Like Home--A Story About an All-Black, All-American Town, Eakin Press, 2006. IncogNegro: Poetic Reflections on Race & Diversity in America. Baltimore, MD: PublishAmerica, 2008.
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