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Soulracmusic: The term "Red Summer" was coined by civil rights activist and author James Weldon Johnson, who had been employed as a field secretary by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1916

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PiercerWilma: It was a pleasure hosting FREE BOOKS during their stay. Thank you again for being such amazing guests! Hopefully we’ll see you all again soon. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (AmazonClassics Edition) by James Weldon Johnson.

933thebeatjamz: Join us for Jacksonville’s Emancipation Celebration 2021, May 20th, 11am – 8pm at James Weldon Johnson Park. Event is FREE to the public More info >

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v1015: Join us for Jacksonville’s Emancipation Celebration 2021, May 20th, 11am – 8pm at James Weldon Johnson Park. Event is FREE to the public More info >

Mel9207: Daily devotional from Moody Bible Institute: African American poet James Weldon Johnson depicted Death as God’s servant in his poem “Go Down Death: A Funeral Sermon.”

ErikaMurrell: Daily devotional from Moody Bible Institute: African American poet James Weldon Johnson depicted Death as God’s servant in his poem “Go Down Death: A Funeral Sermon.”

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LanceRobertanie: FREE BOOKS were great -- in every way -- happy to have them back at anytime The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (AmazonClassics Edition) by James Weldon Johnson.

LoveImperfectCo: I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle. — James Weldon Johnson

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bgoldst: James Weldon Johnson - Author, Diplomat, Public Servant

BeineckeLibrary: Vignette photograph of J. Rosamond Johnson Addressed to his mother, Helen Louise Johnson. in James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers

BrianKJones8: "...lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee" --James Weldon Johnson, Negro National Hymn

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RicardoPinckne7: James Weldon Johnson Park May events

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OcalaGazette: When Valeria Alfonzo Molina wrote her essay about James Weldon Johnson earlier this year, she never dreamed it would win her a prepaid four-year college scholarship.

JWJParkJax: Join us for Sunshine Happy Hour on May 21st at 4 pm to benefit the James Weldon Johnson Sculpture Project! Our Sunshine Happy Hour will feature live music, delicious cocktails and food trucks! Check out

UnitedBlackOrg: "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson (Paperback) One of the most prominent African-Americans of his time, James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) was a successful lawyer, educator, social reformer, songwriter, and critic. But it was as

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JWJParkJax: Every year, UNF Sculpture students create three sculptures to be installed in James Weldon Johnson Park for a period of one year. We’d like to retain two of the three sculptures to further enhance the beauty of the park. Donation link below:

bookdal: One should read James Weldon Johnson's account of what he saw that day in Along this Way.

JamesWithers3: Why is James Weldon Johnson trying to be "woke"?

ACatWithNews: Good morning! I’m OTG in Pan Pacific Park. There’s a “Black Women Periodt” event showcase. One woman is singing “Lift Every Voice And Sing” (commonly called the Black National Anthem) by James Weldon Johnson.

BeineckeLibrary: 1919: Twelve months of lynching in America - Is this democracy? in Clippings file of James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

bbsister6: The "Red Summer" of 1919 Civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson used the term "Red Summer" to describe the summer of 1919. Violent and bloody race riots engulfed towns and cities across the nation. The worst riot was in Chicago, where blacks and whites battled on the streets

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BeineckeLibrary: Outline for the study of the poetry of American Negroes / by Sterling A. Brown ; prepared to be used with The book of American Negro poetry edited by James Weldon Johnson Complete work digitized:

withoutabook: Marked as to-read: Black Manhattan by James Weldon Johnson

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greatworldtexts: Next year we will be reading The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson. We will see the protagonist forced to choose between celebrating his African American heritage or “passing” as a white man in a post-Reconstruction America. Application deadline July 1st

NaAshati: On Judgment day, James Weldon Johnson poeticized; as Whites gathered round the tomb to greet the unknown soldier, and help dig him out: "... at last, his towering form loomed big and / bigger- / ‘Great God Almighty! Look!’ they cried, ‘he is a Nigger!’”

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PastorTrey05: Been sittin with “Go Down Death” by James Weldon Johnson all day today. At times, there is such beauty in the words and thoughts our pain forces us to reckon with. We have been believers.

duckaroo3: Musical Inspiration & prayer to my Lord birth the poem above: - Lift Every Voice and Sing Song by J. Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson

GlobalPoetics_: A new profile on American poet and civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson is live on our website!

ItsSchnitz: Bro found a 1st edition piece of literature edited by James Weldon Johnson. Im jealous, I aint even gonna lie lol

MudcatCafe: ADD: Lift Ev'ry Voice (Lift Every Voice and Sing) (8 msgs): Trying to find the music to a poem written in 1900 in honor of Lincoln's birthday. Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing Written by James Weldon Johnson Music by J. Roasmond Johnson Is said to have been the…

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iamtiffjones: Y'all, can I just say that I want to see Angela Bassett do a dramatic reading of James Weldon Johnson's "The Creation" for BHM. Just once!!!

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JoannarLawson: It was a pleasure hosting FREE BOOKS during their stay. Thank you again for being such amazing guests! Hopefully we’ll see you all again soon. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (AmazonClassics Edition) by James Weldon Johnson.

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ProenzaColes: James Weldon Johnson, such a remarkable American founder, of music but also a lawyer, diplomat, educator, poet, professor, public intellectual, civic leader, & political activist, who continually worked towards advancing the ideals of democracy.

RHBoydCo: Spend your weekend with an encouraging and inspirational read. God's Trombones, one of James Weldon Johnson's most celebrated works, reimagines inspirational sermons of African American preachers as poetry, reverberating with the musicality and eloquence of the spirituals.

100YearsAgoNews: April 23, 1921: NAACP chief James Weldon Johnson denounces racist death threats against him for urging President Harding to fight peonage for Black laborers in Georgia. (New York Age) 1/3

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3BlackMen: God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way; Thou who hast by Thy might Led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we pray. -James Weldon Johnson

WOKVNews: Inaugural Emancipation Celebration coming to Jacksonville’s James Weldon Johnson Park in May

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JWJParkJax: A T.V. show is filming in James Weldon Johnson Park on Wednesday, April 28. We'll be celebrating by giving away FREE frozen treats and popcorn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come join our filming party! Check out

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BeineckeLibrary: The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection (JWJ) documents and celebrates the cultural and artistic achievements and the intellectual and political activities of African Americans.

NewBlackMan: "Red Summer — so deemed by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson to capture its sheer bloodiness — is a study in what historian Carol Anderson calls white rage." -- 'The Red Summer of 1919, Explained'

theurbancore: Maine! An Act To Create a James Weldon Johnson Annual Observance Day and an Observance Task Force.

healthpolicygrp: "Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us... Full of the hope that the present has brought us. Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won..." ~James Weldon Johnson & J. Rosamond Johnson "Lift Every Voice & Sing" (1900)

si_npg: Carlo de Fornaro, James Weldon Johnson, 1911

ClementsAustinJ: Harlem Renaissance authors Langston Hughes and James Weldon Johnson also anti-Franco, but Johnson is careful to assert he also opposes communism which he equates with fascism, whereas Hughes associates fascism with race hatred and prejudice

SeatonHumbert: Black Rage/Lift Every Voice and Sing — Lauryn Hill/James Weldon Johnson ...

decaturpublib: He was a writer, a poet, an editor, a songwriter and, in 1920, James Weldon Johnson became the first Black man to lead the NAACP. His work can be found on Libby:

AnikaFreeindeed: Julius Rosenwald gave funds to James Weldon Johnson.

BeineckeLibrary: National Hymn: Lift Every Voice and Sing lyrics in James Weldon Johnson's notebook, 1900; from JWJ & Grace Nail Johnson Papers

LindaSuePoetry: James Weldon Johnson’s "Fifty Years"

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NY_1920: Other papers had referred to him as "Just Jim," as James Weldon Johnson pointed out in a scathing editorial. read more:

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HBCUmuseum: James Weldon Johnson graduate from HBCU Atlanta University and wrote the words to the famous Lift Every Voice and Sing, he is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

JWJIEmory: Last week’s annual James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecturer Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham's talk “History in the Face of Slavery: A Family Portrait” is now uploaded to JWJI's YouTube playlist, where you can watch again or see it for the first time. Enjoy!

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History_FSU: Jacksonville's James Weldon Johnson wrote the lyrics for "Lift Every Voice and Sing" & his brother Rosamond wrote the music. It's called the Black National Anthem. It debuted in 1900 at the Stanton School in JAX for Lincoln's Birthday.

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ewctigers: Attention Edward Waters Faculty, Staff and Students!!! Visit the James Weldon Johnson Gymnasium to get your COVID-19 Vaccination at no cost to you! Supplies are limited, and vaccinations are provided on a first come, first served basis. For info, visit

DuvalSports: Great job by the James Weldon Johnson Track & Field Team at Jeff Davis today!

DuvalSports: 6th grader Audrey Ellis of James Weldon Johnson Middle won the 200M and placed 2nd in the 100M today at the Jeff Davis middle school Meet

DuvalSports: Kamora Hester of James Weldon Johnson won the girls 100m today at the Jeff Davis Middle Track Meet!

DuvalSports: K. Gardner of James Weldon Johnson pulls away from the field in the 100M today at the Jeff Davis Middle Track Meet

DuvalSports: Just a 6th grader, Audrey Ellis of James Weldon Johnson leaves the competition to win the 200M at the Jeff Davis Track meet today!

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BeineckeLibrary: The Crucifixion in God's trombones; seven Negro sermons in verse, by James Weldon Johnson, drawings by Aaron Douglas, lettering by C. B. Falls

southpnw: one day i wanna talk about the fact that as soon as Biden was officially elected many liberals and "allies" looked around at this country and decided "that's good" like God in James Weldon Johnson's "The Creation."

Its_Kanika_: Young man, young man, your arm’s too short to box with God. – James Weldon Johnson

JWJIEmory: Many thanks to Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham who, through a fascinating talk and historical photographs, led the audience through her family’s history from slavery to freedom, echoing the greater African American experience, at today's James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture.

Faith_Fatum: Lift Every Voice And Sing - by James Weldon Johnson Imagine - by John Lennon

DashDeCosta: In her studio in Harlem, she created “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a 16-foot sculpture cast in plaster and inspired by the song of the same name — often called the Black national anthem — written by her friend, James Weldon Johnson, who had died in 1938.

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harlemwriters: James Weldon Johnson 1871 - 1938 "I pierce the darkness with a note and sing, and sing

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Lisa Grove: Did James weldon Johnson collaborate with his brother and write a musical lullaby that was published?

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