Johnson, E A

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(1860-1944) US author, who may have changed his middle name from Austin to Augustus after gaining his freedom (Austin probably being the name of his owner); in his little-known Utopia, Light Ahead for the Negro (1904), set a century hence, the South is segregated in favour of blacks. Johnson, who was African American, also wrote histories of black life in America, and a work of Anthropology, Adam vs Apeman and Ethiopia (1931). [JC]

Edward Augustus Johnson [Library of Congress gives middle name as Austin]

born Raleigh, North Carolina: 23 November 1860

died New York: 24 July 1944

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