Nebraska Authors

Tekla Agbala Ali Johnson

Born Omaha, NE (USA)

Johnson, an Omaha native and later a North Carolina public historian, wrote a thorough and well-reviewed biography of long serving State Senator Ernie Chambers. Free Radical: Ernest Chambers, Black Power, and the Politics of Race, 2012, appeared in the Plains History series, edited by John R Wunder.

Author Of

  • Biography


Ernie Chambers; Race; Black Power; African Americans; State Legislature; Nebraska History


Professor of History
Public Historian at the Southern Preservation Center in Charlotte, North Carolina

Places Worked

Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Southern Preservation Center in Charlotte, North Carolina


Free Radical: Ernest Chambers, Black Power and the Politics of Race. 2012.

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