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Full Name: Thomas A Johnson
Biography:
(1928-2008) Writer. Thomas A. Johnson was the first black reporter to work for Newsday, and later for The New York Times, making him one of the first black journalists to work as a foreign correspondent for a major daily newspaper.
Author's Timeline:
1928 (Unknown) County
Thomas Aldrige Johnson was born in Saint Augustine, Florida, in 1928. 
1954 Nassau County
Johnson graduated from Long Island University with a degree in journalism in 1954. 
1963 New York County
Johnson was hired by Newsday as a civil rights reporter in 1963. He continued to recruit several black reporters. 
1969 New York County
Johnson taught a journalism course at New York University from 1969 to 1972 called, "Race and the News Media". 
2008 Queens County
Johnson lived at the New York State Veterans Home in Saint Albans, Queens, New York. 
2008 Queens County
Thomas A. Johnson died in Queens, New York in 2008. He was 79. 
? New York County
The Johnson family moved to New York during Thomas' childhood. 
? (Unknown) County
Johnson published an autobiography -- distributed by the Maynard Institute. 

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