John H. Johnson: Most Influential African-American Activist

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John H Johnson was one of the most influential African-American historian that I've ever studied because he started his own company in a black community full of poverty which was often invaded by white supremacists. In his magazine, he supported black civil rights leaders by writing about the struggle for the children and businesses. Though he grew up in poverty, he tried very hard to get a good education this lead him to write and read extremely well. He started Jet magazine with a 500 dollar loan and took off from there. Being the first African-American in the Forbes 400,becoming an entrepreneur and philanthropist,and special ambassador of the United States.

John Harold Johnson was born into poverty on January 19,1918. From a very young age Johnson had a love for learning. Most black communities did not have the school supplies and room for many children so Johnson was
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He wrote his own speech and spoke off the top of his head the audience was so impressed he got a standing ovation the insurance company manager Mr.Harry Pace asked him to work for him and he would pay for his college tuition he happily accepted. He worked at Supreme Life insurance company after he graduated as an office boy, but with end 2 years he was Mr.Paces assistant. He started working on monthly issues daily digest he started noticing that their company started including events that harmed African-Americans culture and destroyed homes and people, they also inculed events that supported civil rights leaders .Johnson started asking permission for a 500 dollar loan from the company to start his own magazine called Negro digest he told the Mr.Pace this will help educate all African-Americans on the important events in African-American

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