Before the unveiling ceremony, patrons purchase the new John H. Johnson stamp in the lobby of Johnson Publishing Company’s Chicago headquarters. All photos by Dudley M. Brooks.
Illinois Congressman Danny K. Davis makes remarks at the unveiling.
Students of Johnson College Prep School, named in honor of John H. and Eunice Johnson, were front and center at the ceremony.
Employees of the United States Postal Service were on hand for stamp sales in the Johnson Publishing Company lobby. It is the 35th stamp in the Black Heritage series.
Johnson Publishing Company Chairman Linda Johnson Rice greets students from the Johnson College Prep School in Chicago.
JPC Chairman Linda Johnson Rice greets former Chicago mayor Richard Daley as he arrives for the unveiling.
Johnson Publishing Company CEO Desiree Rogers, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and JPC Chairman Linda Johnson Rice.
Desiree Rogers, Congressman Danny K. Davis, Linda Johnson Rice, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Chicago mayor Richard Daley and Ronald A, Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General of the U.S. Postal Service, all display a stamp replica.
Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush signs a program for a guest.
Congressman Bobby Rush leaves the stage after making remarks on the legacy of John H. Johnson.
Former Mayor Richard Daley and JPC CEO Desiree Rogers during Daley’s remarks to the capacity crowd.
Linda Johnson Rice, Rahm Emanuel and Richard Daley react to humorous remarks by Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. greets Rice after his remarks about the historical importance of the John H. Johnson legacy.
The Columbia College Choir offers a musical tribute to John H. Johnson.