Posted on March 13, 2014
Dr. Troy Johnson
It is with great sadness that we inform the community of the passing of CSULB Professor Emeritus, Dr. Troy Johnson. During his tenure at CSULB, Dr. Johnson was the Director of the American Indian Studies Program (1994 -2013), Chair of Anthropology (2006-2007) and a Professor of History. Dr. Johnson was most well known for his research on American Indian Activism of the 1960’s and 1970’s that was presented in several books, articles and in his award winning PBS film, Alcatraz is Not an Island. Dr. Johnson passed in his sleep on March 11th after a long battle with cancer. We express our deep appreciation for his dedicated service to the American Indian Studies Program at CSULB.
Dr. Johnson was laid to rest on Wed, the 19th of 2014 at the Riverside National Cemetery. Donations in his honor can be made to St. Judes Hospital. Cards can be sent to Lorene Johnson PO Box 5540 Blue Jay CA.