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HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE event at the Sabathani Community Center with Josie Johnson

When Jul 25, 2019
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Sabanathi Community Center, 310 E 38th St., Room 222, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Hope in the Struggle (Josie R. Johnson)Josie Johnson will be at the Sabathani Community Center on Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her new book, Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir, for their Sabathani Reads! Book Club meeting. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.


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


"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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