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Syracuse University Honors Professor Johnson with The Trailblazer Award

Posted on Tuesday 2/2/2016
Paula Johnson

College of Law Professor and co-director of the Cold Case Justice Initiative Paula Johnson will receive the Trailblazer Award from the Syracuse University Office of Program Development, Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and Black History Month Committee.

The award will be presented at the OMA’s The Black Lounge event, Friday February 5 at 7 PM in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. 

Cedric Bolton, Coordinator of Student Engagement, Office of Multicultural Affairs, noted that the award recognizes Professor Johnson’s civil and human rights advocacy and activism on matters of race, gender, and sexual orientation on campus and in communities at large.

“Professor Johnson is an exemplary individual who has used her energy, spirit, and leadership in initiating and implementing actions that help our campus community move beyond tolerance and create dialogue among people from diverse cultural groups and have forged meaningful bridges across identities on the Syracuse University Campus,” said Bolton. “Professor Johnson has left a mark on the Syracuse University campus and community.”  

Also being honored at the event is Linda Littlejohn, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, South Side Initiative, who will receive the Distinguished Alumni Excellence Award.

For more information on The Black Lounge event, visit