Lyndia Johnson

Lyndia Johnson was born Lyndia Griffin on February 19, 1954. She is a Newport News native and resident and has lived in the area all her life. During her childhood, she first attended Carver Elementary School and later attended Carver High School. In the summer of 1971, it was announced that Carver High School would be closing and that students would be bussed to other schools in the city. Johnson was redistricted to attend Warwick High School, which was, historically, an all-White high school. She graduated from Warwick in 1972 and went on to attend both Norfolk State University and Christopher Newport College. Johnson spent 31 years working in the Newport News school system, and still remains involved with the community today.

-Interview and biographical information recorded in 2023.