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HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE event at Moon Palace Books with Josie Johnson

When Aug 14, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406
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Hope in the Struggle (Josie R. Johnson)Josie Johnson will be at Moon Palace Books on Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. with Arleta Little and Carolyn Holbrook for a discussion and signing of her new book, coauthored with Little and Holbrook, Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir.


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.


"Johnson tells the city’s history, from the early 1950s until now, by placing its tiny but vibrant black community at the center. This is a memoir of Minneapolis. That it is told by an African-American woman makes it rare and necessary. That she is not afraid to identify and call out the ways in which white supremacy excluded black people from their full rights as Minnesotans—from exclusionary housing covenants to employment discrimination—is important. It’s a book that might help newcomers understand the city’s racial history and one that long-timers might find revelatory." —Star Tribune


"Johnson’s memoir covers a lot of difficult territory, but one thing rings clear throughout: She has met these myriad challenges and difficulties with intelligence, energy, and hope." —Minnesota Alumni

"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

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