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Otha Thornton

Otha Thornton is a trailblazer in American education. He is the first black man ever elected to hold the position of president in the more than 100 year history of the organization. Rolling out spoke with Thornton about education issues and the role of the National PTA. What are the biggest challenges facing local schools that…

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Otha Thornton

                  Ebony magazine has named Otha Thornton, the first black male president of the National PTA, to the Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans.”  Mr. Thornton’s journey is incredible and inspiring. Born in Elberton, GA, Thornton was the product of a broken home. His father left…

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