NELLIE FRANCIS virtual event with Rochester Community and Technical College and Bill Green

Bill Green will host a virtual event with Rochester Community and Technical College on Tuesday, March 9 for a discussion of his new book, NELLIE FRANCIS.
When Mar 09, 2021
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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The life and work of an African American suffragist and activist devoted to equality and freedom
 Bill Green will host a virtual event with Rochester Community and Technical College on Tuesday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. for a discussion of his new book, Nellie Francis: Fighting for Racial Justice and Women's Equality in Minnesota, as part of RCTC's Learning is ForEver (LIFE) Program. Register here ($15) to receive the virtual meeting information.

William D. Green retrieves Nellie Francis’s story from obscurity, giving this pioneer for gender and racial equality her due and providing a long-awaited service to the history of Black activism and civil rights, both regional and national. His book offers welcome insight into the universal, yet often unacknowledged, challenges that strong and engaged Black women are forced to endure when their drive to enact justice confronts racism, cultural pressure, and societal expectations. 

"William D. Green’s book is a must-read. The life of Nellie Francis and her struggle for racial justice reflects the stories of many African American women in the United States. Nellie’s story also reminds us of the limited friendship and courage many ‘white friends’ have when that courage is critically needed. I urge everyone to read this book and study the lessons shared." —Josie R. Johnson, author of Hope in the Struggle

"Francis, a St. Paul Central High School graduate, racial justice advocate, fighter for women’s equality, incredible orator, and fiercely proud Black woman, comes to life in a new, strikingly relevant biography." —Minnesota Monthly