Through the month of February, WTMJ’s Melissa Barclay will be introducing you to African Americans who are creating the future of black history in the city of Milwaukee.
Today we introduce you to the Deputy Library Director for Milwaukee Public Library Joan Johnson, someone’s who’s making Milwaukee a better place to live and thrive.
Johnson grew up in the city where her desire to be in a library setting began as a teenager.
She says it means a great deal for her to make such a huge impact in the community that’s close to her heart.
“I came back in 2006 but I’ve been in libraries since I was in high school. I worked in my high school library as a student monitor,” said Johnson.
She’s now in charge of public services for the Milwaukee library system.
“It really has been meaningful to me to come back to Milwaukee to do that work because I feel the needs are greater here,” Johnson said.
Hear more about Joan Johnson and how she’s cultivating the future of black history in Milwaukee by clicking on the link above.