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HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE event at East Side Freedom Library with Josie R. Johnson

When May 14, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul, MN 55106
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Hope in the Struggle (Josie R. Johnson)Josie Johnson will be at East Side Freedom Library on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her new book, Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir. She will be joined by collaborators Carolyn Holbrook and Arleta Little.


A memoir about shouldering the cause of social justice during the darkest hours and brightest moments for civil rights in America—and, specifically, in Minnesota—Hope in the Struggle shines light on the difference one person can make. For Josie Johnson, this has meant making a difference as a Black woman in one of the nation’s whitest 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." —Walter Mondale


"Once in a while, someone comes along to help a university define hope in the midst of struggle. Dr. Josie Johnson, my admired colleague Josie, helped teach a generation of us at the University of Minnesota that the struggle for human and civil rights is worth it and that it can—and will—be won." —Nils Hasselmo, former president, University of Minnesota


"This is a must read for civil rights historians, public policy practitioners, women advocates, and anyone looking to be inspired. Hope in the Struggle reminds us of the power of faith, the promise of hope, and the resilience that stems from love. Thank you, ‘Mama Josie,’ for sharing your love of family and community with all of us." —Sharon Sayles Belton, former mayor of Minneapolis

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