Chenita Barber Johnson is Precinct Chair of Hanes- Lowrance; Secretary of
North Winston Neighborhood Association; Neighbors for Better
Neighborhoods-Resident leader/liaison; Member
of Mt Sinai Full Gospel Deliverance Center; Marketing & Development Committee member of Experiment in Self
Reliance (ESR) and has
been a Board of Directors member of ESR and Mayors Bond Committee.
She is Vice-President of the Winston-Salem African American Archive, an
educational and history repository of local historical African American
artifacts and documents. She also works with the Friends of Oddfellows, INC.
This organization works to preserve the historical African American Oddfellows
Cemetery located in Winston-Salem, NC.
Johnson is also an advocate for public education, is a cofounder of
Coalition for Equity in Public Education, and a community activist.
Born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC she attended the local public
schools however, due to her mother’s employment with the Federal Government she
also attended school in Danville, VA, graduated from high school in
Parkersburg, WV as well as attending Marshall University in Huntington, WV.
When she returned to Winston-Salem, she attended and graduated from
Winston-Salem State University with a degree in Political Science/Public
Administration with a minor in History. She has a Paralegal
Certificate with a Concentration in Civil Litigation, is a
Graduate of City of Winston-Salem University and a
Chenita Barber Johnson is now the author of
“African American Firsts of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County NC”.