JOHN H. JOHNSON
JOHNSON PUBLISHING INC.
EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME. 1942
The late business legend built his Chicago-based publishing, media, and cosmetics conglomerate into the first black-owned global powerhouse selling global brands like Ebony, Jet, and Fashion Fair. For over 60 years, Johnson's products touched the lives of millions of African Americans. His profitable line of publications conveyed the viability of the black consumer market to white advertisers while breaking social and commercial barriers by exposing the trials and tribulations of African Americans. In addition, Ebony Fashion Fair, the national fashion event that ran from
1958-2009 funded the education of generations of HBCU students through donations to the UNCF.