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Johnson, John H.locked

(19 Jan. 1918–8 Aug. 2005)
  • Margena A. Christian

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Johnson, John H. (19 Jan. 1918–8 Aug. 2005), businessman, magazine and book publisher, was born Johnny Johnson, the grandson of slaves and the only child of Leroy Johnson and Gertrude Jenkins Johnson in Arkansas City, Arkansas. His father was a sawmill worker who died in a work accident. His mother cleaned houses and worked as a cook, saving enough money for them to eventually move to Chicago since Arkansas City did not have a high school for blacks....

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