James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson

Born: June 17, 1871

Died: June 26, 1938

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, writer, anthropologist, activist

Biography: James Weldon Johnson 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.

Source/Notes: The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson: Social, political, and literary essays (1995 edition), Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780195076455
Source/Notes: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (an African American Heritage Book) (2008 edition), Wilder Publications - ISBN: 9781604592177

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Source/Notes: The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson: Social, political, and literary essays (1995 edition), Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780195076455
Source/Notes: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (an African American Heritage Book) (2008 edition), Wilder Publications - ISBN: 9781604592177
Source/Notes: The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson (2011 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780307796868
Source/Notes: The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson: Social, political, and literary essays (1995 edition), Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780195076455

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Source/Notes: The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson: Social, political, and literary essays (1995 edition), Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780195076455