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Name:    Johnson, A. N.
Category:  African-American Experience
Description:    A.N. Johnson, a Baltimore newspaperman, and his son-in-law, John L. Procope, established the St. Louis American newspaper. The first issue appeared on March 17, 1928. Johnson became managing editor. After the stock market crash of 1929, he returned to the East coast and the paper was run by the editorial and feature writer. Eventually, Nathaniel Sweets, a young graduate from Lincoln University, became business manager and publisher. Sweets’ interest was eventually sold to Dr. Donald Suggs, who became the majority shareholder and publisher in 1984.

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