Jonah Bryson

In 2018, Bryson directed a Miami-based production with students who suffered the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. The song, Carry You On was written by survivor Sara Imam, as well as Bryson. Released by People Magazine on the eve of the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, it hit #1 on Rolling Stone's trending list. It was widely backed by a variety of notable people, including Sir Paul McCartney, Congressmen John Lewis and Joe Kennedy III, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, the cast of Dear Evan Hansen, CNN's Van Jones, and actress Julianne Moore. All proceeds from the song have gone to March For Our Lives.

Before joining the NAACP in 2020, Bryson managed communications for Martin Luther King III, son of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bryson's work has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC, ABC News, CBS, Fox News, Politico, Axios and other outlets. He is based in Washington, D.C.

Contact: jbryson@naacpnet.org