ST. PAUL (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Human Rights honored a civil rights educator Wednesday morning.
The Department gave its Humanitarian Award to Dr. Josie Robinson Johnson. It’s in appreciation of her character, commitment to equality, social justice, and human dignity. She is 82 years old.
“I want you to know my heart is thank you and I feel very grateful for this honor,” said Johnson. “I will try to live up to it and I appreciate your effort. Thank you so very much.”
Johnson was the first African American appointed to the Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota.