JAMES WELDON JOHNSON
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Johnson, James Weldon Author James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Wikipedia Born: June 17, 1871, Jacksonville, FL Died: June 26, 1938, Wiscasset, ME Siblings: J. Rosamond Johnson Education: Clark Atlanta University, Columbia University, Fisk University
James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) was an American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist. Johnson is remembered best for his leadership within the NAACP, as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and collections of folklore. He was also one of the first African-American professors at New York University. Later in life he was a professor of creative literature and writing at Fisk University.
James Weldon Johnson Residence located at 187 West 135th Street, Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, is where James Weldon Johnson lived from 1925 until his death in 1938. He was a composer, songwriter (The Negro National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing) and, and General Secretary of the NAACP.