A Long, Full, Big Life: Johnson's Political Activism

Image Sources

Group photo on steps of H. Johnson's home, 1900 block of Druid Hill Ave., Suzanne Ellery Green, An Illustrated History of Baltimore

Text Sources

About the Mutual Brotherhood of Liberty: See: William M. Alexander, "Our Day In Court, or the Mutual Brotherhood of Liberty," Baltimore, 1891; A.Briscoe Koger, "Dr. Harvey Johnson" (Baltimore, 1957), p. 12 - 15.

About Separist Philosophy and Texas Purchase Movements: To say that Dr. Johnson was a separatist is not to infer that he was an anti-white racist. He arrived at a conclusion that many before and since had realized; an integrated America was not likely to be a mutually beneficial America for blacks and whites. Therefore, in the absense of opportunity with white America, blacks should be afforded through their own nation in North America, the opportunity to rise or fall, which ever their self-determined abilities allowed. See: Harvey Johnson, "the White Man's Failure in Government," Baltimore, Afro American Co. Press, 1900; Koger, "Dr. Harvey Johnson" (Baltimore, 1957), p. 20.

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