Doria Dee Johnson
Doria Dee Johnson was a PhD candidate in U.S. history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Johnson’s scholarly work was closely linked to her familial history. Her great-great grandfather, Anthony Crawford, was lynched in Abbeville, South Carolina in 1916. Seeking justice Johnson helped successfully press the U.S Senate to apologize for their slowness to enact federal legislation against lynching. Resolution 39 was passed in June 2005.