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John H. Johnson


Publisher and business owner who have founded Johnson Posting along with the journals Ebony and Plane. He was a receiver of both Spingarn Medal (shown by the Country wide Association for the Advancement of Shaded People) as well as the renowned Presidential Medal of Independence. He gained a scholarship to wait the College or university of Chicago. He penned an autobiography entitled Being successful against the chances. He wedded Eunice Walker in 1941. He became the very first African-American to become detailed by Malcolm Forbes’ Forbes Mag among the 400 Richest Us citizens.

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Full Name John H. Johnson
Date Of Birth January 19, 1918
Died August 8, 2005, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Place Of Birth Arkansas City, AR
Profession Journalist
Education Northwestern University, University of Chicago, DuSable High School
Nationality American
Spouse Eunice W. Johnson
Children Linda Johnson Rice, John Harold Johnson
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom
Movies The Secret of Selling the Negro Market
Star Sign Capricorn

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1 Pictured on a nondenominated ("forever") USA commemorative postage stamp in the Black Heritage series, issued 31 January 2012. The price on day of issue was 45¢.
2 Elected to 20th Century Fox's Board of Directors'. This was the first time that a black American had held an administrative job in a major studio: March 1971.
3 One of the first African-American men to appear on the Forbes 400 rich list.
4 Father-in-law of Mel Farr.
5 Father of Linda Johnson Rice.
6 Was the founder and Publisher of Ebony and Jet Magazines



The John H. Johnson Story 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine 1996 TV Special Himself
Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
The 14th Annual American Black Achievement Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
The 13th Annual American Black Achievement Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
The 10th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The 7th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
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The 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
The Third Annual Black Achievement Awards 1980 TV Special Himself
The 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
The 1st Annual Black Achievement Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
Black Journal 1973 TV Series Himself

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The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005 TV Series Himself

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