The first black man to attend Stanford, was born during 1871. His name was Ernest Houston Johnson, he was born outside of Roseville, California. He was an affable child, the youngest of four. His father’s name was Beverly Johnson. Ernest studied in business while attending Stanford. The thing was that many people didn’t know that he was a student at the university. He wasn’t known about until he was seen on one of the schools oldest football team’s picture.