Brown

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Title

Brown

Publisher

SEPIA Publications, Inc. 

Date

January 1954

Coverage

New York

Subject

Volume 1, number 1

Description

Jet’s success inspired a genre of digest-sized imitators, including Brown, Our Life and Hue, a monthly also published by Johnson. By 1982, Johnson had parlayed his original investment into a publishing empire that made him the first African American to appear on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans.