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BeineckeLibrary: Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song 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 notebooks in JWJ/GNJ Papers

soulphoodie: James Weldon Johnson’s foodie life. Dr. Opie sheds light on the role food played in the life of another Harlem Renaissance-era Floridian, James Weldon Johnson.

Rudy_Servant: June 26, 1938: James Weldon Johnson Dies While on Vacation

mylifesmagic: Worth a listen: (Text is by James Weldon Johnson) "Sometimes the mist overhangs my head and blackening clouds about me cling. But oh, I have a magic spell to turn the gloom to cheerful day. I softly sing....." The Gift to Sing

gogm_nyc: SCAN- HARBOR's T2 Presents LOVE, NOW WHAT!? Join us today, Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 6PM at James Weldon Johnson Community Center located at 2205 First Ave New York, NY 10029 A Communal Conversation Based in Love & Understanding.

dropzone36: Lyric of the day; "Lift every voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring Ring with the harmonies of Liberty Let our rejoicing rise High as the listening skies Let it resound loud as the rolling sea!" J. Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson - 1905

TheBeverleigh: I cannot wait to see Passing; the girls after gonna ACT! For those interested read The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson as well. Also about passing culture at that time.

UCF_History: If you are interested in a career in social justice, then attend the James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series! On Oct. 26 at 12 pm, Africana Studies alumna Chelsea Baker will be presenting on her experience in careers in social justice. Register at

rezafarits: And God stepped out on space, And He looked around and said, “I’m lonely—I’ll make me a world.” James Weldon Johnson

si_npg: Carlo de Fornaro, James Weldon Johnson, 1911

PortraitsPod: "The Harlem Renaissance poet who wrote the “Black National Anthem” was a renaissance man indeed. James Weldon Johnson was a professor, anti‐​lynching activist, foreign diplomat, and a leader of the NAACP."

ALBERTTGOINS1: “Keep us forever in the path, we pray, lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met thee.” -James Weldon Johnson

BeineckeLibrary: Lift Every Voice and Sing Words by James Weldon Johnson ; music by J. Rosamond Johnson 1900, sheet music, signed by J. Rosamond Johnson

LaGalouTheFiy: Reading a James Weldon Johnson book. I hate how the respectable negro writes lol. So taxing.

corrieclaiborne: Gurnah, who is originally from Tanzania, is the second black African to win after Wole Soyinka. Congratulations to him and all of Africa on this Nobel Prize win. *If the Nobel is considering some posthumous awards, my votes would be for Langston Hughes & James Weldon Johnson.

DuvalSports: Volleyball: James Weldon Johnson Wins Over Stilwell Middle | Northeast Florida Sports Jacksonville

WicklessAvenger: 65% done with The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, by James Weldon Johnson

TamedDashed2021: The crucifixion by James Weldon Johnson

theurbancore: The year was 1898. There had been Federal Courts that have admitted African Americans to the bar but none in Duval County or Florida that we know of. James Weldon Johnson was the first to sit for it in Jacksonville. He had to take an oral exam. With half of the lawyers in /2

theurbancore: Jacksonville present. It was a spectacle, with more present than for a murder trial. The main courtroom was full. Three local attorneys were appointed to examine Mr. Johnson, who at this time was just 27 years old. James Weldon Johnson was equal to the test even though one /3

GorgasLib: Do you but hear the clashing discords and the din of life? Then come away, come to the peaceful wood. Here bathe your soul in silence. From Deep in the Quiet Woods by James Weldon Johnson

GalGalleries: Install shot of Red Summer. On view in the gallery through October 19th! The term “Red Summer” was coined by writer and civil rights activist, James Weldon Johnson to describe the concentrated racial conflicts in the United States during the summer of 1919.

theurbancore: Cool exhibit coming to the courthouse. I've never seen this painting of the famous photo of James Weldon Johnson on the phone. This reminds me of the story of how James Weldon Johnson came to pass the bar in Duval County. Thread time. /1

Prosultng: Clark Atlanta University Department of Music Distinguished Alumni Home

BeineckeLibrary: Omar ibn Said Letter. James Weldon Johnson Collection in the Yale Collection of American Literature

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.

jwjfoundation: The James Weldon Johnson Foundation awarded a James Weldon Johnson Fellowship in the Arts to three people in 2021.

jwjfoundation: The foundation has awarded a stipend, room, and board, and access to James Weldon Johnson’s summer retreat, Five Acres, to three to five artists since 2017

jwjfoundation: to help further the pursuits of established, mid-career, and emerging visual artists, writers, scholars, and others whose work represent the values that James Weldon Johnson dedicated his life to: social equity, creative expression, erudition, social justice, and community.

shapebookstore: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson [BN E-BOOK]-

renegaegaee: The Creation By: James Weldon Johnson And God Stepped out on space He looked around and said: I’m Lonely— I’ll make me a world and I’ll name it Kwangya charotttt

RobertS64663550: DOCUMENT: James Weldon Johnson, Self-Determining Haiti, 1920

ALBERTTGOINS1: 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

ALBERTTGOINS1: 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, “Lift Every Voice And Sing.”

gusvanhorn: "In all of my experience there has been no period so brief that has meant so much in my education for life as the three months I spent in the backwoods of Georgia. I was thrown for the first time on my own resources and abilities." -- James Weldon Johnson

WCVB: Preserving James Weldon Johnson legacy

JDavis1007: Sky was singing the National anthem a lil too hard this AM. Tossed on that James Weldon Johnson with the quickness this AM on the way to school…

JamesMWilliam18: . . . two time Pulitzer Prize recipient David Levering Lewis, co-author of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" James Weldon Johnson, former cabinet member Hazel O'Leary, Alma Powell . . . there's more. Every Fiskite knows "her sons and daughters are ever on the throne."

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WicklessAvenger: 45% done with The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, by James Weldon Johnson

BeineckeLibrary: James Weldon Johnson & W.E.B. Du Bois, Great Barrington, Massachusetts From: James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers

WicklessAvenger: 30% done with The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, by James Weldon Johnson

Ellie_AA87: 4/ Poet and activist James Weldon Johnson published The Book of American Negro Spirituals in 1921, with musical arrangement by his brother the composer Rosamond Johnson. He dedicated the anthology to the people from whom he collected the music.

hassanjaber1: High honour to be part of NAACP historical legacy. “Detroit NAACP to Honor Hassan Jaber With James Weldon Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award | The Michigan Chronicle”.

dmit131: Poem of the Day 3 October 2021 - A Poet to His Baby Son BY JAMES WELDON JOHNSON Tiny bit of humanity, Blessed with your mother’s face,   And cursed with your father’s mind. I say cursed with your father’s mind, Because you can lie so long and...

WicklessAvenger: 6% done with The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, by James Weldon Johnson

4BlackThen: June 26, 1938: James Weldon Johnson Dies While on Vacation

o_franco_aleman: James Weldon Johnson

MayorWindom: Detroit NAACP to Honor Hassan Jaber With James Weldon Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award

imaniperry: Interestingly enough, James Weldon Johnson, the lyricist for Lift Every Voice once suggested this. I don’t think it’s a good idea (at all lol) but it’s not the first time the idea was presented.

BeineckeLibrary: James Weldon Johnson in Haiti, 1920 in James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers

theurbancore: Yes. AND James Weldon Johnson authored the English translation for the Met’s world premiere of Enrique Granados’s opera Goyescas in 1916! So there's that!

JMEJaxMusic: Also, happy birthday to one-time Jax resident Ray Charles. Watch the High Priest perform James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" on the Dick Cavett Show in 1972. (Also: READ OUR FEATURE on the enduring legacy of the song)

pghcinema: Van Peebles apparently presented two films on the first night: The Story of a 3-Day Pass and James Weldon Johnson. Anybody know anything about the latter movie? For night 2, he signed books at Willie Stargell's Downtown restaurant called Ameri-Chin.

MelanieJaxn: I knew not who had wrought with skill so fine What I beheld; nor by what laws of art He had created life and love and heart On canvas, from mere color, curve and line. -James Weldon Johnson

SFOpera: "Seems lak to me de stars don’t shine so bright... Sence you went away." Composer H. Leslie Adams set James Weldon Johnson's 1922 poetry to music in this performance from bass-baritone Michael Sumuel for the Atrium Sessions. Catch up on the series now:

michaelharriot: Let’s talk about the “Lift Every Voice And Sing.” Like the Star Spangled Banner, it was originally a poem (written by poet James Weldon Johnson). While Francis Scott Key was considered a TERRIBLE poet Johnson was a child genius. He went to college at 16 & became a principal

michaelharriot: How do we know this? Well, when this happened, the NAACP sent its new field Secretary to investigate and it mobilized Black America. By 1919, Memphis had the biggest chapter in the country. Who was this new secretary? Some dude named James Weldon Johnson

SAWH1970: TODAY: “Margaret Murray Washington: Career Clubwoman and Mother of Tuskegee” Co-sponsored by the Southern Association of Women Historians Thu, Sep 16, 1:30 to 2:15pm EDT (12:30 to 1:15pm CDT), Virtual, James Weldon Johnson Room

PaintPunkzNFT: How much like the voice of the nation To hear their heavenly voice and tone? Set the strong charge the fresh creation We took our gifts as the cornerstone. Inspired by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and James Weldon Johnson.

kayewhitehead: Oh wait - I thought you were talking about I will always love you Just so we are all on the same page: “Lift Every Voice and Sing" – the Black national anthem James Weldon Johnson, set to music by his brother & 1st performed by 500 kids in 1900 for Lincoln’s Birthday

berfrois: "Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won."

DenRob123: Damn Right, Whoopi! I have a stepping stone in my house from the home of James Weldon Johnson, who co-wrote Lift Ev'ry Voice. Yes, always been the Black Nat'l Anthem. Whoopi Goldberg rebukes Bill Maher on Black national anthem comments

DuvalSports: Mandarin Middle 12 James Weldon Johnson Middle 0 F Duval County Middle School Football!

berfrois: A classic poem by James Weldon Johnson

berfrois: "Lift every voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise High as the listening skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea."

berfrois: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson

TimWeiskel: David Blight on James Weldon Johnson: Mondays at Beinecke, June 7, 2021

TimWeiskel: Introduction to the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection with Curator Melissa Barton

SameOlDarius: James Weldon Johnson wasn’t thinking about White folks when he wrote The Anthem, and we shouldn’t be thinking of them when we sing it.

StoryDancing: Whoopi, could you point out that Lift Every Voice and Sing was written in the late 1800’s by James Weldon Johnson and set to music in 1899. For people to just gain knowledge of it almost 200 years later is ridiculous!

AdversusN: I'm gonna get FIVE Library of America editions delivered today! They are: - Zora Neale Hurston - James Weldon Johnson - James Baldwin - Crime novels of the 1930s and 40s - Crime novels of the 1950s

MouthFactory: Could someone please tell this moron who James Weldon Johnson was?

fathertorey: James Weldon Johnson.

BeineckeLibrary: John E. Nail & James Weldon Johnson on the Concourse in JEN's Mercer Raceabout, 1915

BeineckeLibrary: Lift Every Voice and Sing National Hymn: lyrics, 1900, in James Weldon Johnson's notebook

Lett_Arc: C. B. Falls, front cover and title page lettering for God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse by James Weldon Johnson, The Viking Press, New York, 1932.

ArielPoets: Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song 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. From "Lift Every Voice And Sing" by James Weldon Johnson

nytimes: “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” written over 120 years ago by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson, will continue to be performed as part of the NFL’s pregame ceremonies this season.

Ebonyteach: His biography, like many of our notable ancestors, is interesting. "Twice as good, half as far" is not some 21st century phenomenon.

dst6n01: “And God stepped out on space, looked around and said, I’m lonely. I’ll make me a world.” ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I need to reread that as an adult. Such a beautiful piece. I KNEW James Weldon Johnson, starting in elementary school, starting at home

zexxlo: ‘THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER’S’ RACIST LYRICS (1814) WRITTEN BY SLAVE OWNER, FRANCIS SCOTT KEY

brandonspeak: All Maher's team had to do was google the name James Weldon Johnson and they could have kept this uninformed opinion off the air.

JEWEL01895958: Ax Handle Saturday, also known as the Jacksonville riot of 1960, was a racially motivated attack that took place in Hemming Park (now known as James Weldon Johnson Park or JWJ Park)[1] in Jacksonville, Florida, on August 27, 1960. A group of white men attacked African Americans

EtotheVtothe: James Weldon Johnson has been dead 83 years, yet some folks just found out about Lift Ev'ry Voice & Sing and all but admit that they think a gaggle of salty modern Negroes recently made it up.

zexxlo: ‘THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER’S’ RACIST LYRICS (1814) WRITTEN BY SLAVE OWNER, FRANCIS SCOTT KEY

cgtnamerica: Written in 1900 by civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson as a poem before his brother set it to music, the hymn has been associated with Black social movements, adopted as the official song of the NAACP in 1919.

BeineckeLibrary: James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers

mrchrishain: …rather than be deprived of it they are content to suffer hunger, want, pain and misery; they would not exchange even a ragged and wretched condition among the great crowd for any degree of comfort away from it.” - James Weldon Johnson

gsohomes: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” - The Black National Anthem was a poem written by James Weldon Johnson and was performed on Feb. 12, 1900 in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. A little history I found interesting.

SteveLessner: The "Black national anthem", "Lift Every Voice and Sing", written in 1900 by civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson, makes its debut at the NFL

shields__up: Rest in Power, Michael K Williams. Words from a poem by James Weldon Johnson. Processed images from photos taken by Shayan Asgharnia.

therealjayriot: I was in 6th grade at James Weldon Johnson, just getting to my English class. Mrs Palmer had written on the board that a plane had flown into one of the towers and was talking with us, turned the news on, and we saw the second one hit. It’s weird that I remember so well.

ShipCanal: 100/100(233 She's weary--- Go down ,Death,and bring her to me JAMES WELDON JOHNSON: Go Down Death,1927(American Mercury,April)

Crystaldturner2: My grandson Roy is playing football for his middle school. Click Here to support the James Weldon Johnson Football Fundraiser

JWJParkJax: ✨✨✨ HAPPY LABOR DAY! ✨✨✨ In observation of Labor Day, all James Weldon Johnson Park activities and lunch are paused until tomorrow. Have a safe and Happy Labor Day!!

barrianne: 5 of 5 stars to The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson

FrauMorris: 4 of 5 stars to The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson

BeineckeLibrary: Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song 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 notebooks in JWJ/GNJ Papers

avoiding_bears: I teach this James Weldon Johnson poem to first years in their first intro to lit studies seminars and am wondering if I should also bring Poetry Twitter into things



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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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