NOVEMBER 1, 1942: Happy Birthday, Ebony Magazine!
NOVEMBER 1, 1951: Happy Birthday, Jet Magazine!
Johnson Publishing Company was founded in November 1942 by John H. Johnson—who was working part-time as an office boy for Supreme Life Insurance Company of America, located in Chicago, Illinois—and his wife, Eunice. Johnson’s job was to clip magazine and newspaper articles about the African American community. As he clipped, the idea for an African American-oriented magazine came to mind. Using his mother’s furniture as collateral, he secured a loan of $500. He then mailed out…
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