JU honors former educator Janet Johnson
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville University celebrated the life of a former educator and founder of Upward Bound.
Janet Johnson, JU's first African-American professor, died in August 2012 of congestive heart failure. She was 79.
She also founded the university's federally-funded Upward Bound program.
Johnson and her husband, Earl Johnson Sr., opened their home to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr for civil rights planning meetings in 1964. The Rev. Ralph Abernathy and Andrew Young also attended.
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