Black History Spotlight

Black History Month: Francis Johnson

Francis "Frank" Johnsonvia Wikimedia Commons

Black History Spotlight: Francis Johnson


February 22, 2018

Francis Johnson was a musician, composer, and bandleader. He composed over three hundred pieces of music. He was a renowned performer on the keyed bugle and violin, and performed for the queen of England in 1837. Johnson and his band introduced the promenade concert style to the United States in 1838.