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Nellie Stone Johnson: The Life of an Activist

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"Next time you feel a whiny mood coming on-politics is corrupt, the schools suck, everything's going to hell in a handbasket and I don't feel so hot, either-skip the Prozac and go instead for a dose of Nellie Stone Johnson. Ninety-five years old and getting sharper every day, Nellie doesn't so much restore your faith in humanity as she demands it. . . . This African-American/Ojibway/German/French hotel worker/seamstress/labor-movement matriarch, this farm kid from Pine County who taught Hubert H. Humphrey about civil rights, this hell-raiser since the Roosevelt administration can tell you a couple of things about what makes a difference. You may not get a chance to see her live . . . so grab a copy of her autobiography. . . . And then quit whining and do something."-City Pages

"Johnson's charm and wit in recounting little-known aspects of American civil rights activism will hold readers'attention from the first page through the last."-Washington Post Book World

"A fascinating look into the life of a powerful, energetic woman."-Booklist

"Brauer skillfully conveys the story of an inspiring and noble woman . . . who has made every minute of her life count."-Publishers Weekly

Nellie Stone Johnsoncurrently lives in Minneapolis. She maintained her own business as a seamstress until her early 90s, and continues to be active in politics as a life member of the NAACP and the National Council for Negro Women. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Urban League's Cecil E. Newman Humanitarian Award, and holds an honorary degree from St. Cloud State University.

David Braueris a freelance writer and the Minnesota correspondent for Newsweekand theChicago Tribune. An award-winning journalist, he is a contributing editor for Mpls.St.Paul magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781886913462
Subtitle:
The Life of an Activist
Brauer, David:
As Told to
Author:
Nellie Stone Johnson
Author:
Stone Johnson, Nellie
Author:
Brauer, David
Editor:
Brauer, David
Publisher:
Ruminator Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Biography
Publication Date:
20010701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
0.00 x 0.00 in

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