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Hannibal B. Johnson

Hannibal B. Johnson, a Harvard Law School graduate, is an author, attorney, and consultant specializing in DEI, human relations, leadership, and non-profit governance. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a double major in Economics and Sociology. 


Johnson has taught at The University of Tulsa College of Law, Oklahoma State University, and The University of Oklahoma. He serves on the federal 400 Years of African American History Commission and chairs its Economics and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Johnson chaired the Education Committee for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission and served as local curator of its world-class history center, Greenwood Rising. 


Johnson’s books, including Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples With Its Historical Racial Trauma, chronicle the African American experience in Oklahoma and its indelible impact on American history. Johnson’s play, Big Mama Speaks—A Tulsa Race Riot Survivor’s Story, was selected for the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival and has been staged in Caux, Switzerland. 


Johnson has received numerous honors and awards for his work and community service, including a lifetime ment award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book and induction into the Tulsa Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.