Nellie Stone Johnson Statue Unveiling

November 21, 2022 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Minnesota State Capitol

The Nellie Stone Johnson Statue Unveiling will be held Monday, November 21, 2022, at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. The event will honor the memory and legacy of Nellie Stone Johnson, an American civil rights activist, and her many contributions to the state of Minnesota.

The ceremony will take place 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda followed by a reception 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in L’Etoile de Nord on the lower level.

Governor Tim Walz will read a proclamation declaring NSJ Day in the state of Minnesota. In her role as CAAP board chair, Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan will formally present the NSJ Statue to Minnesota Historical Society Director and CEO Kent Whitworth, who will receive the statue on behalf of the people of Minnesota.

Developed and presented by John See, University of Minnesota Education Service, a video honoring Nellie Stone Johnson called Life of an Activist will be shown in its entirety.

WHAT: Nellie Stone Johnson Statue Unveiling

WHEN: Monday, November 21, 2022

Ceremony 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Capitol Rotunda
Reception 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in L’Etoile de Nord

WHERE: Minnesota State Capitol

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
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Additional information

Nellie Stone Johnson • SOURCE: Stormi Greener, Star Tribune

Organizational Sponsor: Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Board

Organizational Partnerships:

  • CAAP Board
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Minnesota Senate and MN House
  • Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
  • Minnesota AFL-CIO
  • Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party
  • Minnesota Farmer Laborites
Can’t make the event, but would like to support Nellie’s vision? Donate to the Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship fund:

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Learn more about Nellie Stone Johnson and the Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship by visiting the following sites:

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