Oral history interview with J. F. Johnson 1971

Oral history interview with J. F. Johnson 1971

 

Name:
Johnson, J. F., -1972 (Interviewee), La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with J. F. Johnson 1971
Other Titles:
Reminiscences of J. F. Johnson : oral history, 1971; Oral history of J. F. Johnson, 1971
Abstract:
In his 1971 interview with Henry La Brie III, Johnson discusses the origins of the Future Outlook, including how he decided on its name. He explains which sections of the newspaper are most important. Next, Johnson discusses various aspects of African-American culture and the segregation of educational institutions in the South. He compares the Outlook to various other black newspapers. Additionally, Johnson chronicles the Outlook's development in circulation and advertisements over the years, as well as his perceptions of the paper's success.
Collection Name:
Black Journalists oral history collection
Subjects:
Journalists; African American press; African American journalists; Advertising--Newspapers; Newspapers--Circulation; African Americans--Civil rights; Greensboro (N.C.); United States--Race relations; Johnson, J. F. (James Franklin), -1972
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1971
Physical Description:
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 61 pages
Note (Biographical):
James Franklin (J. F.) Johnson was born in Dillon County, South Carolina, in 1907. He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. After working at a YMCA and a small newspaper in Winston-Salem called the Post, Johnson started another newspaper, the Future Outlook, in 1941. The Outlook was published weekly and served the African-American community of Greensboro until Johnson's retirement in 1972.
Note:
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on July 10, 1971.
Note (Provenance):
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
11563789
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-zsxe-5j53