- NAME: Charles S. Johnson
- OCCUPATION: Sociologist
- BIRTH DATE: July 24, 1893
- DEATH DATE: October 27, 1956
- EDUCATION: Virginia Union University, University of Chicago
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Bristol, Virginia
- PLACE OF DEATH: Louisville, Kentucky
- Full Name: Charles Spurgeon Johnson
- AKA: Charles S. Johnson
- AKA: Charles Johnson
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Charles S. Johnson was a sociologist and university president best known for his work on race relations in the United States and Liberia.
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At the time of his death, Johnson was traveling from Nashville, Tennessee, to New York by train. He was 63 years old. Although Johnson did not live to see the passage of major civil rights legislation in the 1960s, his work contributed significantly to movement that ushered in these advances.
Charles and Marie Antoinette Burgette Johnson had four children: Charles Jr., Robert, Patricia and Jeh. On October 17, 2013,
several media outlets reported that President Barack Obama would appoint Jeh Johnson to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
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