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Tyla johnson '24

Sophomore | Class of 2024

Q. – What is the significance of Black History month to you?
A. – Black History month to me is a month where the struggles and triumphs of African American people throughout history is celebrated every day. Our people are recognized during the month of February through the efforts of Mr. Carter G. Woodson. 

Q. – Who inspires you in the Black community? And why? Or what about them inspires you? 
A. – My inspiration in the Black Community is the late actress Ms. Cicley Tyson. Over the summer, I read a book about her, Just As I Am, an autobiography about her life starting from when she was working at Red Cross to the red carpet. She inspires me because the dreams she wanted in life did not get handed to her. She had to work for them. I aspire to work for what I want in life. 

Q. –  What would you like to share about yourself?
A. – When I was around 8 or 9, I wanted to be the President. I have met Representative Jim Clyburn, Senator Marlon Kimpson, and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton. I received a letter that I wrote back signed by former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. I treasured these moments and the impact it has made in my life thus far.