Dr. Josie Johnson is a well-known, educator, activist, community organizer and civil rights pioneer with over seven decades of experience. Johnson, born in 1930 in Texas, has been an activist in Minneapolis since the late 1950s.
“I was very blessed to grow up in an environment in which Black people were proud of who they were and did not forget the struggle of the ancestors and try to continue it,” said Dr. Josie Johnson.
Read the full story and watch videos of the news clip and the extended interview at kare11.com.
Read Dr. Johnson's boo, "Hope in the Struggle", available from Saint Paul Public Library: