May 29, 2024


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Good friends of John H. Johnson Museum will offer absolutely free virtual tours of the historic John H. Johnson Museum and Academic Centre at Arkansas Metropolis in observance of Black Heritage Thirty day period.

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

For the duration of February, the digital excursions will tutorial readers as a result of the museum named for the Arkansas Town indigenous, in accordance to a information launch.

“The museum is a reproduction of Johnson’s boyhood house, which demonstrates a three home ‘shotgun’ house,” in accordance the launch.

“A shotgun residence describes a residential composition with rooms organized one at the rear of the other and doorways at every single finish of the property. It was a well-known fashion for a residence in the Southern United States from the conclusion of the American Civil War as a result of the 1920s.”

Options of the museum recreate the original framework developed in 1906.

An addition, the legacy area, was constructed to give the audience a glimpse into Johnson’s relatives and Johnson’s publishing organization.

Situated at 604 President St. and Courthouse Sq. at Arkansas Town, the museum is a partnership between the College of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Desha County and the town of Arkansas City.

Johnson started his publishing company in Chicago in 1942, inevitably creating it the country’s premier African American-owned publishing organization, in accordance to the news release.

“In addition to Ebony, Jet, and Negro Digest publications, the company’s attributes bundled a guide division and Ebony Fashion Fair Cosmetics.”

The launch contintued: “Amid his several honors, Johnson obtained the Presidential Medal of Liberty and was the initially African American to be named to Forbes Magazine record of 400 wealthiest Us residents.”

Mates of John H. Johnson Museum aim to foster constructive collaborations honoring, observing and celebrating John H. Johnson’s lifetime and legacy via an yearly statewide holiday break, John H. Johnson Day, on Nov. 1 as effectively as as a result of a curated living history museum.

In 2012, Johnson been given a person of the nation’s highest honors when the U.S. Postal Provider presented a commemorative stamp for Johnson, who died in 2005.

He grew to become the 35th recipient of the postal service’s Black Heritage stamp series.

For details on the tour, readers can mail an e-mail to [email protected], and they will present a direct url.


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