James Weldon Johnson.

James Weldon Johnson.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/26500
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  • James Weldon Johnson.

Image Number

  • RC02769


  • 19--

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • Born June 17, 1871, in Jacksonville, Florida, James Weldon Johnson was a teacher, poet, essayist, social activist, diplomat, and song writer. He was the first African American admitted to the Florida Bar and served as the first African American General Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1920-1930. A prominent creative writer in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance, Johnson wrote the lyrics for the civil rights anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing." He died in a traffic accident while traveling in Maine, June 26, 1938.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 10 x 8 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 08123.

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