HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE event at the Roseville Public Library with Josie Johnson and Carolyn Holbrook

Josie Johnson and Carolyn Holbrook will be at the Roseville Public Library on Wednesday, September 16 for a discussion and signing of their book, coauthored with Arletta Little, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE.
When Sep 16, 2020
from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Ramsey County Library – Roseville, 2180 Hamline Ave. N, Roseville, MN 55113
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Hope in the Struggle (Josie R. Johnson)Josie Johnson and Carolyn Holbrook will be at the Roseville Public Library on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion and signing of their book, coauthored with Arletta Little, Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir. Their presentation is part of the League of Women Voters of Roseville Area's meeting and is open to the public. 

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

"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