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John H. Johnson Friends of John H. Johnson Museum will present totally free virtual excursions

John H. Johnson

Friends of John H. Johnson Museum will present totally free virtual excursions of the historic John H. Johnson Museum and Instructional Middle at Arkansas Metropolis in observance of Black Historical past Month.

Johnson is the late founder of Johnson Publishing Co., which published Ebony and Jet magazines.

During February, the virtual tours will guidebook guests through the museum named for the Arkansas Town indigenous, according to a news launch.

“The museum is a replica of Johnson’s boyhood home, which reflects a 3 place ‘shotgun’ dwelling,” according the release.

“A shotgun home describes a household construction with rooms organized a person guiding the other and doorways at each and every finish of the property. It was a popular model for a house in the Southern United States from the end of the American Civil War by the 1920s.”

Characteristics of the museum recreate the first structure developed in 1906.

An addition, the legacy home, was constructed to give the audience a glimpse into Johnson’s family and Johnson’s publishing company.

Situated at 604 President St. and Courthouse Square at Arkansas City, the museum is a partnership among the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Desha County and the metropolis of Arkansas Town.

Johnson launched his publishing enterprise in Chicago in 1942, inevitably generating it the country’s largest African American-owned publishing small business, in accordance to the information release.

“Apart from Ebony, Jet, and Negro Digest magazines, the company’s houses integrated a guide division and Ebony Fashion Good Cosmetics.”

The launch contintued: “Among his numerous honors, Johnson obtained the Presidential Medal of Flexibility and was the initial African American to be named to Forbes Magazine checklist of 400 wealthiest Americans.”

Mates of John H. Johnson Museum goal to foster good collaborations honoring, observing and celebrating John H. Johnson’s everyday living and legacy as a result of an once-a-year statewide holiday, John H. Johnson Day, on Nov. 1 as effectively as by way of a curated dwelling record museum.

In 2012, Johnson gained 1 of the nation’s best honors when the U.S. Postal Assistance offered a commemorative stamp for Johnson, who died in 2005.

He became the 35th receiver of the postal service’s Black Heritage stamp series.

For particulars on the tour, people can send an email to [email protected], and they will supply a immediate url.


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