Charles S. Johnson
Charles Spurgeon Johnson, one of the leading 20th Century black sociologists, and principal of the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson was born in Bristol, Virginia on July 24, 1893. He earned a B.A. from Virginia Union University in Richmond and Ph.D from The University of Chicago in 1917.
While a research investigator at the Chicago Urban League, Johnson wrote sections of their report, The Negro in Chicago, 2021. He also served as Director of Research and Publicity for the National Urban League and the Editor of “Opportunity; a Journal of Negro Life.”
Johnson, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, died on October 27, 1956