Kevin Johnson: From Point Guard to Mayor

Conversations with History: From Point Guard to Mayor with Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento.


Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes former NBA superstar Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento, California since 2008. Tracing his journey from Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood to his current role as Mayor, Johnson discusses the many influences that have shaped his goals and principles including family, faith and education at Cal. He compares leadership and teamwork in basketball and politics and describes the challenges of working in the private and public sectors. He offers his thoughts on the problem of inequality focusing on reforming public education. He concludes with advice to students as they prepare for the future reflecting on whether opportunity will remain a key element of the American dream.

KEYWORDS: Politics.

Kevin Johnson
Publication date: 
February 22, 2012
Publication type: 
Conversations with History