Janet Johnson 1932-2012; JU Educator Had Role in Black History Civil Rights Leaders Met at Her Home; She Later Founded Upward Bound
Strickland, Sandy, The Florida Times Union
Byline: Sandy Strickland
Janet Johnson, a retired Jacksonville University educator whose home was the site of strategy sessions held by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died Wednesday of congestive heart failure. She was 79.
Mrs. Johnson's late husband, Earl Johnson Sr., the City Council's first African-American president, was an attorney and adviser to King.
In 1964, King and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, who helped start the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Andrew Young, who became mayor of Atlanta, met after dark in the Johnson home.
That was to divert attention from their residence for safety reasons, said Mrs. Johnson's son, Earl …
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Publication information: Article title: Janet Johnson 1932-2012; JU Educator Had Role in Black History Civil Rights Leaders Met at Her Home; She Later Founded Upward Bound. Contributors: Strickland, Sandy - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: August 24, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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