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Nellie Stone Johnson: The Life of an Activist

Johnson, Nellie Stone and David Brauer {Story Told To}

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ISBN 10: 1886913358 / ISBN 13: 9781886913356
Published by Ruminator Books, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A., 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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"In an unwavering voice Nellie offers a humanistic approach to a society wrought with injustice. She unleashes memories of both her fight for equal pay for women in the late 1930s, and her ground-vreaking election as the first black woman appointed to office in Minneapolis. A feisty individual, she describes her instrumental role in organizing statewide hotel and restaurant union.In this engaging oral history, Nellie's tough, candid perspective resonates as she recounts nearly a century of politics shaped by her insatiable pursuit to establish equality for all." This book has 234 pages. The book is a SIGNED copy from both the author, David Brauer and the subject of the book, Nellie Stone Johnson. Bookseller Inventory # 019764

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Title: Nellie Stone Johnson: The Life of an ...

Publisher: Ruminator Books, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition {First Printing}

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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 Johnson currently 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 Brauer is a freelance writer and the Minnesota correspondent for Newsweek and the Chicago Tribune. An award-winning journalist, he is a contributing editor for Mpls.St.Paul magazine.

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Nellie Stone Johnson currently lives in Minneapolis 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 honors, including the Urban League's Cecil E. Newman Humanitarian Award.

David Brauer is a freelance writer and the Minnesota correspondent for Newsweek and the Chicago Tribune, as well as a contributing editor for Mpls.St.Paul magazine.

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