FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
TAMMIE LANG CAMPBELL
Tammie Campbell took a quantum leap from Alcorn State University in rural Mississippi to a nationally recognized civil rights leader. Many Texans know her from a variety of perspectives: champion of education, family, civil rights, environmental stewardship and as an author.
After reading “Snow White” to her daughter, Campbell wanted to convey a message to her and other young girls about their inner beauty and God-given talent. This inspired her to establish the Honey Brown Hope Foundation and write the Honey Brown series that includes: Honey Brown In Search of Her Identity, a young African American girl’s dream to become the first female president; Honey Brown Salutes Her Roots, a young girl’s adventurous trip back in time to meet her Ancient Egyptian ancestors; Honey & Sir Just Wanna Hoop (new edition), a college student breaking the gender barrier to play on a co-ed Olympic basketball team; Guess Who’s Going to the White House (new edition), a college student’s plea for the U.S. President to include Black History in the American History Book. The revised series will soon be released into a collection of short stories called, Is Honey Brown Cleared for the White House?.
To encourage readers to access the source of a healthy image, God and His Son, Jesus Christ, Campbell also wrote The Spirit Within.
Believing that liberty is God’s gift to humanity and that everyone should be equally valued, Campbell petitioned Merriam Webster and Random House dictionaries to remove or redefine the n-word in 1991 and got the NAACP involved. In 2007, she held a symbolic n-word burial that was featured nationally on CNN and in Manhattan City Council News and on all local/state media outlets including the Houston Chronicle’s front page. To advance this effort, Campbell created an anti-n-word campaign and wrote an editorial in the Houston Chronicle on 10/31/10 called, "N-word Remains far too Pervasive.”Her anti-n-word initiative has gained national support from New York City Councilman Leroy Cormier and Hawaii State Representative John Mizuno.
Campbell constantly works to remind people to live Dr. King’s diversity dream and discourage racial bias as highlighted below:
Campbell has received numerous awards/honors among them are: featured in the 2005 June/July issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine as the “Role Model Beyond Beauty” and again in 2006 as one of the most outstanding role models of 2005. Noted celebrities featured in this magazine include: Gabrielle Union, Beyonce, Oprah, Halle Berry, Patti Labelle, and Fantasia. She was the first female president of the NAACP-Missouri City & Vicinity Branch and is the recipient of: the Aetna Insurance/ Magic Touch Award in conjunction with Aetna Insurance, Magic Johnson Enterprises and SMSi Urban Call; Jefferson Award; Kraft Foods/NAACP National Community Service Award in association with the NAACP Image Award; Anti-Defamation League Award; Texas State Civil Rights Advocate Award; Rolling Out Magazine's "Top 25 Women in Houston" Award and Texas State Conference NAACP’s “Torchbearer Award.”
Tammie Campbell, a graduate of Alcorn State University, is married to Dennis Campbell, Sr. and they have two adult children, Shar-day and Dennis Jr.