Remembering John H. Johnson, 1918-2005

  title={Remembering John H. Johnson, 1918-2005},
  author={June O. Patton},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  pages={456 - 457}
  • June O. Patton
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of African American History
John Harold Johnson, the founder and Chairman of Johnson Publishing Company, died at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Monday, 8 August 2005. With Johnson's passing the national African American community lost a major advocate for civil and human rights, and the Association for African American Life and History (ASALH) lost a staunch supporter. Born into poverty in Arkansas City, Arkansas, on 19 January 1918, he was the son of Leroy and Gertrude Jenkins Johnson. In 1926 his life was… Expand