|Aug. 15, 2005||
Press Contact: Josh Schonwald|
Thousands gather to remember John H. Johnson
A crowd approaching 2,000 people filled Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on Monday, Aug. 15 to celebrate and say goodbye to publishing magnate and cultural icon John H. Johnson.
Johnson, who created Ebony and Jet magazines, died Monday, Aug. 8 in Chicago. He was 87.
Among those attending his funeral were President Bill Clinton, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton and journalist and talk show host Tavis Smiley.
"John, your legacy will never die," said President Clinton. "It lives on, because you became great by sharing the greatness in others."
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