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John H. Johnson

Johnson Publishing Company

1942 - 2002

Publishing & Print Media

1940 b. 1918
BirthplaceArkansas (AR)
RaceBlack or African American
FatherLaborer, Un-/Semi-skilled
Era - 1940

Johnson built the world’s largest black-owned publishing empire. He is the founder and publisher of Negro Digest, Ebony and JET magazines. He also owns Ebony Cosmetics as well as radio and TV production companies.