Ebony Slaughter-Johnson graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a certificate in African American Studies in 2015. At Princeton, she led freshman orientation service trips, directed a curriculum-based tutoring program in Trenton, New Jersey, and advised education volunteer organizations as a member of the Student Volunteers Council Executive Board. Ebony expanded upon her enthusiasm for social activism with internships with Environment America, the House of Representatives, and the Washington, District of Columbia chapter of the NAACP.
As a former research assistant to the Criminalization of Race and Poverty project, she co-authored Mothers at the Gate: How a Powerful Family Movement is Transforming the Juvenile Justice System and The Souls of Poor Folk: Auditing America 50 Years after the Poor People’s Campaign Challenged Racism, Poverty, The War Economy/Militarism, and Our National Morality.
Ebony is currently a freelance writer whose work centers on the intersection of poverty and race. Her writing has appeared in AlterNet, U.S. News and World Report, Equal Voice News, and InsideSources.