Francis B. Johnston
*Francis Johnston was born on this date in 1864. She was a White American photographer whose work included preserving early higher education of African America. An only child, Francis Benjamin Johnston was born in Grafton, West Virginia to an affluent family. She was raised in Washington, D.C. where her family moved soon after she was born. In the nation's capitol, her parents were active in the high ranking political and social circles, and their connections, particularly her mother's, would greatly benefit Johnston's education and subsequent career as a photographer.