J. H. Johnson

From Wikitia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

J. H. Johnson was a state legislator in Mississippi. He represented De Soto County, Mississippi in the Mississippi House of Representatives.[1]

He was an abolitionist from Ohio who assisted people in their escape from slavery. He served as a trustee of a normal school in Holly Springs, Mississippi.[2]

He studied at Oberlin College.[2]He attended a colored convention in 1872.[3] He was described as short, very stout, and as having one-half Anglo-Saxon blood.[4] He proposed a bill to establish a female normal school in Hillsboro, Mississippi.[5] He was a Republican.[6][7]


  1. Sewell, George A.; Dwight, Margaret L. (November 28, 1984). "Mississippi Black History Makers". Univ. Press of Mississippi – via Google Books.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "J. H. Johnson (DeSoto County) · Against All Odds: The First Black Legislators in Mississippi · Mississippi State University Libraries". msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com.
  3. "Times-Picayune clipping". April 12, 1872.
  4. Era, New National (March 27, 1873). "New National Era clipping".
  5. "Weekly Mississippi Pilot clipping". March 13, 1875.
  6. "Daily Mississippi Pilot clipping". August 1, 1875.
  7. "Daily Mississippi Pilot clipping". August 1, 1875.

External links

Add External links

This article "J. H. Johnson" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical. Articles taken from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be accessed on Wikipedia's Draft Namespace.