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John H. Johnson

Biography

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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#Fact
1Pictured 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¢.
2Elected 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.
3One of the first African-American men to appear on the Forbes 400 rich list.
4Father-in-law of Mel Farr.
5Father of Linda Johnson Rice.
6Was the founder and Publisher of Ebony and Jet Magazines


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
The John H. Johnson Story2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine1996TV SpecialHimself
Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The 14th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The 13th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The 10th Annual Black Achievement Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 7th Annual Black Achievement Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
The 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
The Third Annual Black Achievement Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
The 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards1979TV SpecialHimself
The 1st Annual Black Achievement Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
Black Journal1973TV SeriesHimself

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHimself

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