Augustus Turner is the author behind the internationally acclaimed essay “I am a Black Man Who Jogs”, which started as a Facebook post that has been shared nearly 150,000 times and became a humanizing symbol for social justice. He is a soldier, lawyer, scholar, member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, and former first responder. His work across multiple disciplines help him to broadly address the experience of an African Americans in public and professional life. As a Soldier, he is a second-generation paratrooper who deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division to help Iraq defeat ISIS. As an attorney, he worked as both a JAG Officer and Special Assistant United States Attorney for nearly a decade combined. As a scholar, he has obtained both a Master of Arts degree in bioethics as well as a Master of Laws degree in military contracts.
A very special thanks to Augusts' wife, Michelle who not only inspired him to create this blog, but also edits his essays. Their family has appeared on CNN, Little Big Shots with Steve Harvey, Ellen, Good Morning America, the CBS Morning News, USA Today, and People among others.
"Augustus" is Greco-Roman for "The Venerable One".
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