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We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, 
 We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered.  - James Weldon Johnson
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Born: June 17, 1871

Died: June 26, 1938 (aged 67)

Nationality: American

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

Bio: 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.

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