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Flashback Friday: Allen University and John Quincy Johnson, 1894

July 10th, 2009 by Ajuan Mance

John Quincy Johnson (1870 – ?)


John Quincy Johnson became president of Allen University in 1894, the year in which he published the following announcement. One of the youngest college presidents in our nation’s history, Johnson would go on to a distinguished career as both a clergyman and an educator. Throughout this life, he held a number of leadership positions in the A.M.E. Church and was eventually appointed the Dean of Theology at Turner College. Dr. Johnson was educated at Fisk University (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary, Hartford Divinity School (B.D.), and Morris Brown College (D.D.).



The University offers full courses in the following departments: Theological, Classical, Scientific Law, Normal, Intermediate, Domestic Economy, Graded, Music. For several years past no adequate provision for theological study has existed here. The school opens this year prepared to give a three-year course. The University is now about to complete the girls’ industrial building, which will offer accommodation for more than one hundred young ladies.

This institution is located in a healthful climate and aims to put the cost of education at the lowest figures. Board $5 per month. Tuition $1. For further information address, JNO. Q. JOHNSON.

The Christian Recorder,

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