Hope in the Struggle: A Conversation with Dr. Josie Johnson

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Dr. Johnson has been an educator, activist, and public servant for more than seven decades. Her memoir offers a close-up picture of the struggle that has entailed, whether working as a community organizer, or lobbying for fair housing and employment laws, co-chairing the Minnesota delegation to the March on Washington, becoming the first African American to serve on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents or creating the university’s Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs with a focus on minority affairs and diversity.

Former Vice President Walter Mondale states, “Josie R. Johnson has always been a champion of fairness and decency, and this book shows us that while there is still work to be done, with her help, there will always be hope.”

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