‘Mother’ Johnson turns 100
President Obama sends her a note
DIXON – Those who know Mattie Mae Johnson call her “mother.”
On the same day Second Baptist Church in Dixon gave recognition to Black History Month, the congregation honored its oldest living member and showed not all lessons come from history textbooks.
Johnson turned 100 Sunday with friends and family from Chicago and Indianapolis on hand. Mayor Jim Burke arrived to proclaim Sunday as Johnson’s day.
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