In Memoriam: June E. Johnson

June E. Johnson


June E. Johnson was born in Greenwood, MS in 1948, one of ten children of parents who were supportive of her civil rights work.

When the Movement came to Greenwood, June joined the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee as a 15-year-old teenager, and became active in direct action and voter registration work.  She helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. June later worked as a paralegal for North Mississippi Rural Legal Services in the early 1970s. She moved to Washington, D.C., in 1982, where she worked in the city’s Office of Paternity and Child Support and as a home hospital teacher. From 1995 she served as program monitor of the Office of Early Childhood Development and served as the first vice-president of the Washington Ward 6 Democrats.  June died in Washington, DC in April 2007.

June Johnson