The equal rights advocate will share her take on the historical moments she helped create
A civil rights activist since her teenage years, Josie Johnson has firsthand experience of some of the most contentious and volatile times in American history. Her impact on the fight for equal opportunities has been felt both locally and nationally.
As a teen, she and her father openly organized an effort to fight a poll-tax aimed at preventing Black Americans from voting. In 1964, she traveled to Mississippi with an integrated group of women to witness firsthand and take part in the struggle for civil rights.