Terron Ferguson


Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: United StatesCategory: Analysis

Terron Ferguson is the Chief Executive Officer of YANCY Holdings, Inc. He is a lawyer, businessman, and global organizer who builds initiatives for corporate and nonprofit clients. Mr. Ferguson is a 2022 Echoing Green Fellow, who, in addition to building his firm, advises U.S. Senator Cory Booker on economic and educational policy, as well as Morehouse College on succession planning and employee ownership.

After earning a B.A. in philosophy from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Terron Ferguson worked as an elementary special education teacher as a corps member of Teach For America. He also studied graduate level economic policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and in 2015, he earned a J.D. from New York University (NYU) School of Law, where he was the Student Convocation Speaker for his class.

Mr. Ferguson practiced law at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, under the leadership of Bryan Stevenson, a world-renowned litigator, activist, teacher, speaker, and author. He advocated against death sentences and the detaining of children in adult prisons and facilitated parole hearings. Alongside his casework, he investigated thousands of lynchings to be included in the EJI’s Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. In 2017, he was awarded a German Chancellor Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In partnership with the Universität Leipzig, he moved to Leipzig, Germany and facilitated a clinical project where students combined traditional qualitative research methods with truth and reconciliation strategies to research World War II, the Holocaust, denazification, and German memory culture.

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