NELLIE FRANCIS virtual event with the Washington County Library and Bill Green

Bill Green will host a virtual event with the Washington County Library on Tuesday, February 9 for a presentation and discussion of his new book, NELLIE FRANCIS.
When Feb 09, 2021
from 19:00 PM to 20:30 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 the Washington County Library on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation and discussion of his new book, Nellie Francis: Fighting for Racial Justice and Women's Equality in Minnesota. Please register here to receive the virtual meeting information.

Check out the Washington County Library's Facebook page here the week before the event for clues to a book scavenger hunt, where you can win a copy of Green's The Children of Lincoln and Nellie Francis.

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