The HistoryMakers video oral history with Josie Johnson.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 43 min., 15 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Johnson, Josie R., -- 1930- -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Josie Johnson
Josie Johnson
Other authors / contributors:Johnson, Josie R., 1930- interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Stearns, Scott, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Minneapolis, Minnesota 2002 August 11.
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Summary:Academic administrator and education consultant Josie Johnson was born on October 7, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas. As the daughter of Houston civil rights pioneers, she grew up concerned about social justice and civil rights. After receiving her B.A. degree in sociology from Fisk University and her M.A. degree in education from the University of Massachusetts, Johnson worked in 1956 as a lobbyist to help pass Minnesota's anti-discrimination laws. In 1967, she served one year as acting director for the Minneapolis Urban League. In 1971, after teaching in the African American Studies Department at University of Minnesota, she was appointed to the Minnesota Board of Regents, serving until 1973. In 1992, she accepted the position of associate vice president in charge of minority affairs and directed the university's All-University Forum as diversity director. The University of Minnesota established the Annual Josie Robinson Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award in her honor.