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William Johnson, the son of a slave and a white master, freed by the master, ran several successful business ventures as a freed black man in the Old South. He kept daily diaries that clearly tell us what his daily life was like during those...More
Home and history of a free black man and his family prior to the Civil War. Although he owned slaves himself, it was an amazing story of his business acumen and all that he was able to accomplish in the society and time he lived.
Very good presentation of information about William Johnson and his life, especially because he was a wealthy black man in the South. Interesting how Natchez wasn't about race so much as social class. You must go hear and read it all.
This home is part of the National Park Service; there was no admission to tour. We visited not too long before they closed for lunch, so we did not have a guide. The displays are very well done and informative; the home was well-maintained and...More
Fascinating insight into the life of William Johnson, known as "the barber" of Natchez. Mr. Johnson started life as a slave, later to become free at age 11. He owned 16 slaves at the time of his tragic death in 1851. Financially successful and possessing...More
The William Johnson House is the story of a free black in the south, at a minimum. The property is part of The Federal National Parks system. The front, ground floor is a museum that explains his life and some history of the area. The...More
A nice small Museum and Visitor Center for everyone to read and see about the Natchez area. The story you read about is of an African American slave who got his freedom and then developed his own business as a Barber.