John H. Johnson Museum & Educational Center

What to know

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.
Courthouse Square
Arkansas City, AR 71630