James Weldon Johnson

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Birthday
17, 1871
Birthplace
Jacksonville, FL
Death Date
Jun 26, 1938 (67)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1871
Birthplace
Jacksonville, FL
Death Date
Jun 26, 1938 (67)

About

Wrote "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and "Tell Me, Dusky Maiden." He was an important leader in the NAACP.

Before Fame

He graduated from Atlanta University in 1894.

Trivia

He was memorialized with a 22-cent U.S. postage stamp in 1988.

Family Life

He was the son of Helen Louise Dillet and James Johnson. 

Associated With

He was appointed U.S. consul at Puerto Cabello from 1906 until 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt.