Johnson, Guion Griffis, 1900-1989


Guion Griffis Johnson was a sociologist actively involved in race, poverty, and gender issues.She worked with the Georgia Conference on Social Welfare during the mid-1940s and with the Civil Rights and women's movement in the 1960s and 1970s in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Johnson went to work as the executive secretary of the Georgia Conference on Social Welfare in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1944 when her husband, Guy B. Johnson, became the first director of the Southern Regional Council. During the 1960s, Johnson was active in various women's organizations and was a forerunner in the work of the North Carolina Commission on the Status of Women.--From Oral Histories of the American South biography.

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