Tuesday, August 09, 2005

IN MEMORIUM: A great human being passes away

During my years as Executive Director of the City Club, I got to know John Johnson, founder and publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines, the first national magazines for the Black audience. His accomplishments are many, and most are duly noted in his obituraries and tributes. I would just add one small voice to the chorus to say that he was a splendid human being. He was a most effective advocate of his people without the rancour and self importance that too often afflicts those called into civic and social leadership.

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