Archive for December 17, 2008

December 17, 1905

December 17, 2008

Birth of Activist and business woman, Nellie Stone Johnson in 1905 is born in Lakeville, MN. She was the first African American elected to city wide office. As a life long member of NAACP worked on behalf of minority issues and labor rights.

Thanks to Anthony Middle School, Minneapolis, MN- teacher Paul Sommers and student Zachary Reidell, and Northeast middle school-teacher Patricia Nelson and the after-school History Club and MPS Community Educationfor the research on December’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.