Charles Johnson is a longtime progressive activist and former member of the Black Panther Party. He is currently a member of the Communist Party USA living in California. Along with six other parents, he sued the Ohio Board of Education to stop the penalty phase of the proficiency test for fourth- and sixth-grade students until all school districts were funded equally.
Revolutionary Union Movement
In 1968 and 1969, former Wayne State students such as General Baker, Marian Kramer, Ken Cockrel, Ken Hamblin, Luke Tripp, Charles Johnson, and others organized the Revolutionary Union Movement in Detroit’s auto plants, which culminated in the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. Some of the organizers who split from the League joined former SNCC leader James Forman and founded the Black Workers Congress.
- [New Politics, vol. 6, no. 2 (new series), whole no. 22, Winter 1997]