“National PTA installing first African American male president”

National PTA installing first African American male president is a post from Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post. Here’s how it begins:

The National PTA is installing its first African American male and a veteran of the Iraq war as its president this weekend.

Otha Thornton, a senior operations analyst with General Dynamics in Fort Stewart, Ga., and a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, will become the leader of the National Parent Teacher Association after years of being involved with the organization in Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Texas and Germany.

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