March 23, 2019

Today in History: James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson, between 1900 and 1920
Today in History–June 17–the Library of Congress features James Weldon Johnson, born on this day in 1871. Johnson went on to become a poet, songwriter, diplomat, and chief organizer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Find out more about this multi-talented man by visiting the Today in History section and then clicking the links below.

Song recordings lyrics by James Weldon Johnson

Sheet music lyrics by James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson image set

James Weldon Johnson Exposes U.S. Misrule in the Republic of Haiti” newspaper article

More James Weldon Johnson newspaper coverage

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing: James Weldon Johnson and National Poetry Month In Custodia Legis blog April 25, 2016

PSN poetry primary source & teaching resources

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