George Perry Johnson (1885-1977) was a writer, producer, and distributor for the Lincoln Motion Picture Company (1916-23).
After the company closed, he established and ran the Pacific Coast News Bureau for the dissemination of Negro news of national
importance (1923-27). He started the Negro in
film collection about the time he started working for Lincoln. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, publicity
material, posters, correspondence, and business records related to early Black
film companies, Black
films with Black casts, and Black musicians, sports figures and entertainers.
George Perry Johnson was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 29, 1885; after his graduation from the Hampton Institute,
Virginia (1904), he settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma and started the first Negro paper in the territory,
The Tulsa Guide (June 9, 1906); moved to Omaha, Nebraska (1913) and was the first Negro employee at the U.S. Post Office in that city; he
eventually moved to Los Angeles and continued working for the post office while he worked as a writer, producer, and distributor
for the Lincoln Motion Picture Company (1916-23); after the company closed, he established and ran the Pacific Coast News
Bureau for the dissemination of Negro news of national importance (1923-27); he started the Negro in
film collection about the time he started working for Lincoln; he died October 17, 1977.
35.5 linear feet
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