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Civil Rights - Nellie Stone Johnson
For the rest of Women's History Month, we will be highlighting a few Minnesotans who have worked to make our state and the world a better place.
Nellie Stone Johnson was an African American union and civil rights leader from Minneapolis. She believed unions and education were the best paths to economic security for African Americans, especially for women. Her dedication and pragmatic worldview contributed to a long and meaningful life.
This photo is of a group of leaders in the NAACP office during the Little Rock "Incident", 1954. Johnson is on the far right.