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Edward A. Johnson Highway Historical Marker

  • Address: West St. at Lenoir St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: NA

About

Born into slavery but educated in Raleigh then Atlanta, Edward Johnson (1860-1944) returned to be principal at the Washington Graded and High School from 1885 to 1891. While there, he was the first Black author to publish a North Carolina textbook; he also completed a law degree at Shaw University. Dr. Johnson’s highly successful career included working as a dean at Shaw, serving twice as a Republican National Convention delegate, practicing law in Harlem and being elected as a New York state legislator.

  • About

    Born into slavery but educated in Raleigh then Atlanta, Edward Johnson (1860-1944) returned to be principal at the Washington Graded and High School from 1885 to 1891. While there, he was the first Black author to publish a North Carolina textbook; he also completed a law degree at Shaw University. Dr. Johnson’s highly successful career included working as a dean at Shaw, serving twice as a Republican National Convention delegate, practicing law in Harlem and being elected as a New York state legislator.

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