Royce Carter Mann

Royce Carter Mann

Atlanta School Board, Seat 7 At-large, GA

2021 Endorsement

Royce is a candidate for Seat 7 At Large on the Atlanta Board of Education. A native Atlantan and current Robert Woodruff-MLK Scholar in his second year at Emory University, Royce has always had a passion for social justice. This interest has led to Royce serving in roles including Legislative Director of March for our Lives GA and Student Activist Coordinator for Amnesty International.

In 2016, Royce began to receive international acclaim for his spoken word poetry that addressed issues of race and gender. As a result, Royce was invited to speak at numerous events nationwide, including at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit and at the MLK Day Commemorative Service at the Historic Ebenezer Church where Royce had the honor of sharing the stage with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Dr. Bernice King, and others.

In recognition of his activism, Royce was honored as one of 12 Grand Marshals for the 2019 Atlanta Pride Parade and more recently was awarded an Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Georgia-based Alliance for Black Lives. Royce previously interned for the Board of Education, served as a Legislative Aide for State Rep. David Dreyer, and has worked to elect numerous progressive candidates, including as Co-Founder of the group Students for Ossoff & Warnock which helped mobilize thousands of young voters leading up to the Senate runoffs in Georgia. Royce also led the successful effort to change the name of his alma mater from Henry W. Grady High School to Midtown High.