Miss Talladega: Breaking Boundaries and Honoring Tradition

Tami-Johnson-91013-finalMiss Tami Johnson, a senior Social Work major and Presidential Scholar, takes the reign as Miss Talladega 2013-2014. Growing up in nearby Lincoln, Alabama, Miss Johnson was recruited to Talladega College on a softball and academic scholarship. “When choosing a college, Talladega College just felt like home,” Johnson said. “It is an indescribable feeling to be Miss Talladega College." 

“Talladega College was created 146 years ago by former slaves to educate individuals, regardless of their race, creed, or nationality. I am proud our student body has embraced our first ethnically diverse Miss Talladega College,” said President Billy C. Hawkins. “Miss Johnson’s selection truly marks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words 50 years ago—that we would not be judged by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character.”

Miss Johnson boasts a near perfect GPA of 3.94, and this academic year transitions from player to an Assistant Coach on the Talladega College softball team. After graduation, she plans to work with abused and neglected children.

“I am a social work major because I want to serve other. I am so honored to serve my College as Miss Talladega College and to be a part of a wonderful tradition,” said Johnson.

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About Talladega College
The oldest private Historically Black College in Alabama, Talladega College was founded in 1867 by two former slaves, William Savery and Thomas Tarrant. The College has an aggressive tradition of bringing the world to Talladega. Home of the Hale Woodruff Amistad Murals, the murals are on a nationwide tour where it is estimated to be seen by over a half million people and has received rave reviews from the New York Times. For more information, visit www.talladega.edu.