Tammie Lang Campbell is a revered activist who made a quantum leap from rural Mississippi to become a nationally recognized civil rights leader and founder of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation.
Many Texans know Tammie Lang Campbell from a variety of perspectives: Founder and Executive Director of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation; an ACTivist who acts; author; speaker; and simply as #MommaCampbell.
In a climate where the marginalized are left feeling hopeless by the bitterness of social and environmental injustices, her organization, The Honey Brown Hope Foundation, offers programming, resources and support that align with its causes: civil rights; diversity appreciation and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1991, the organization is a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c) 3 non-profit that plants seeds of hope from the schoolhouse to the courthouse and jailhouse.
With nearly three decades of service to the community, Campbell has:
- Advocated for criminal justice policy reform and provided post-conviction advocacy resources and support.
- Addressed the school-to-prison pipeline disproportionately affecting Black and Brown students by providing direct support and resources – most notably the nationally recognized “How to Advocate for Your Child: Toolkit for Black and Brown Parents and Guardians."
- Created and distributed over 200,000 “We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green” calendars to promote environmental stewardship.
- Hosted "History Talks" that have shared untold history of civil rights era with over 5,000 youth and their families.
She is a sought after mediator, speaker, and social commentator who has penned editorials and been featured in countless media outlets – most notably on/in CNN, World News ABC, Crisis Magazine, The Grio, Texas Monthly Magazine, and Houston Chronicle.
As a natural extension of her work, she has served on/as: Residential Advocate for Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University; Harvard University’s Civil Rights Project: School-to-Prison Pipeline Roundtable participant; First Female President of NAACP-Missouri City & Vicinity Branch; Education Chair of Texas State NAACP Conference; Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter: Class XLIX; Fort Bend District Attorney Brian Middleton Criminal Justice Committee Chair; and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg’s Transition Team member.
Campbell is the recipient of the following awards: National NAACP-Kraft Foods Image; National Parent Union MVP; Houston’s Mayor Proud Partner; North Houston Frontiers’ Drum Major for Justice; Anti-Defamation League; Aetna Insurance/ Magic Johnson; Jefferson; Top 25 Women of Houston; The Houston Sun’s Woman of Power and Purpose; Jasper, TX Key to the City; and YMCA Minority Achiever. In 2005 and 2006, Campbell was recognized in Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine as the “Role Model Beyond Beauty”, among celebrities: Gabrielle Union, Beyoncé, Oprah, Halle Berry, Patti LaBelle and civil rights leader, Rosa Parks. She has also been recognized by both Texas and Hawaii House of Representatives.
Campbell is a graduate of Alcorn State University and considers her two adult children, Shar-day and Dennis Jr., as her greatest blessings.