Fantastic Father Nominee: Carlton Demont Mackey


Name: Carlton Demont Mackey

City, State: Atlanta, GA

Occupation: Educator and Artist

Number of Children: 1

Why He’s Such a Great Father: Carlton ensures our son is showered with love, empowered and encouraged every step of his life. Recognizing our son looks different than us and wanting something for him to turn to, Carlton conceived, a project that celebrates beauty and the complexity of skin tone in the formation of identity.

Community Service Affiliations: National Advisory Board, Forever Family; Board of Directors, WonderRoot; Advisory Board, Youth Theological Initiative; Advisory Committee, Emory University Office of LGBT Life; Friend of the Open Door Community.

How He Helps Others in His Community: Carlton serves as advisor and friend to several organizations. With his education and passion for art, he created the Ethics and Arts Initiative at Emory University—a program that encourages ethical dialogue and debate through and about the arts, and using art as a vehicle for social change.


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