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John H. Johnson Museum

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The restored childhood home of the founder and publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines, located in historic Arkansas City. Johnson founded The Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago in 1942, eventually making it the country’s largest African American-owned publishing business. Besides the magazines, the company's properties include a book division and Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The museum tells the story of his success. Created by Arkansas City residents, it is affiliated with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.


John H. Johnson Museum
Courthouse Square
Arkansas City, AR 71630
  • Phone: 870-877-2491

GPS: N33.610509 W91.201576



  • Mi-Hung, Tsai
    Mi-Hung, Tsai · Tainan, Taiwan, ROC, AR
    I have a great interest in reading the magazines, Negro Digest, Ebony and Jet, John H. Johnson founded them. And I also studies the Negro Digest for my thesis of PH.D. in Taiwan. Therefore, I very care about the John H. Johnson Museum (I had been there 5 years ago), and others the studying information about John H. Johnson. I still want to study about John H. Johnson and these magazines.