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Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson

Johnson, 42, is an educator and lifelong environmental activist in Memphis.

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Commentary: Environmental racism hurts body as well as soul

By: - May 27, 2020

Long before COVID-19 killed almost 100,000 people in the U.S., causing disproportionate suffering among poor and low-income people and communities of color, I was fighting another kind of disease that kills poor people and minorities: environmental racism.  I grew up near the Memphis Defense Depot, a military installation in the center of several black communities. […]