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FoxCenterEmory: In collaboration with Emory's James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference and the Department of Art History, all are invited to an upcoming Webinar lecture. Registration required:

BeineckeLibrary: March 10, 4pm, online: Richard J. Powell: “Hurston’s Law, or a Philosophy of Decor,” 2021 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture

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:

JWJParkJax: This Week in the Park & Live at Lunch Schedule -

BeineckeLibrary: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, 1949 Related: Beinecke Windows Showcase James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters

BeineckeLibrary: Dorothy Randolph Peterson, 1940 Related: Beinecke Windows Showcase James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters

JMLewis4Dallas: Day 28: U. S. Consul James Weldon Johnson

BeineckeLibrary: James Weldon Johnson's notebook, 1900, with lyrics of Lift Every Voice and Sing. WATCH:

julieforbeverly: 1/4-“Many people are surprised to learn that the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was first written as a poem. Created by James Weldon Johnson, it was performed for the first time by 500 school children in celebration of President Lincoln's Birthday on February 12, 1900 in

MrMLMorris: "We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered; out from the gloomy past, ‘til now we stand at last- Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast." -James Weldon Johnson

AnikaFreeindeed: James Weldon Johnson had a classical education. He wrote Lift Every Voice and Sing. I'm just gonna keep randomly naming Black people who have contributed so much to the richness of Black History and progress AND were classically educated.

AdventuresLe: 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 -Rosamond J. Johnson / James Weldon Johnson The Journey is waiting on you!

BeineckeLibrary: Richard J. Powell: "Hurston's Law, or a Philosophy of Decor," 2021 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture, March 10, 4pm Zoom webinar registration:

BeineckeLibrary: ICYMI: Sterling Brown, James Weldon Johnson, & Modern Poetics with Ben Glaser: Mondays at Beinecke, Feb. 22

TA_Morris: The Crown Prince playing "Lift every voice and sing" by J. Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson Picture at Glendale Shopping Center and South Oak Cliff High School.

BeineckeLibrary: Grace Nail Johnson & John Nail photographs from the James Weldon Johnson & Grace Nail Johnson Papers

RealvisionF: PSA: positivity (1) POC's in music (too many to count) Andrae/Sandra Crouch, The Winans, Little Richard, JJ Hairston feat. David Wilford, Staple Singers, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, The Weekend, Darius Rucker, Mingus, James Weldon Johnson, Marian Anderson, Nat King/Natalie Cole

WHSPrincipalCT: Members of the Windsor High School Combined Choirs, under the direction of Ms. Tracee White, perform "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson:

realdarrenwhite: Great anecdote about James Weldon Johnson in this great article.

theurbancore: James Weldon Johnson is always helping me find new amazing things about him & his life. While practicing up on a short lecture I'm giving today I found a letter from him explaining that he could see why one might bow their head in the last stanza of Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing. /1

AdeleCulp: This 1912 novel reads like it was written in 2021. By James Weldon Johnson, who also wrote the lyrics for “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” The Autobiography elucidates issues of race and discrimination rarely touched on in literature of the time.

limelightonyou: James Weldon Johnson was A Florida Man.

MOStateOSE: Lift Every Voice and Sing, often called The Black National Anthem, was written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) and then set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954) in 1899. Take the time to listen today

GWCMS: Thank you Mr. McFarlane for directing the performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. Poetry: “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou Speaker: Brennon McFarlane Performance: Carver Students Song Lyrics: James Weldon Johnson Music: J. Rosamond Johnson

TheJaxsonMag: Jacksonville's next park, Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing Park, located at the homesite of James Weldon Johnson and his family, is fully funded. Amenities will include copy of Augusta Savage's sculpture The Harp, inspired by Johnson's poem but destroyed in 1940.

blackarchivesco: Photographs taken in Harlem by Carl Van Vechten (1940) via the James Weldon Johnson collection in the Yale University Library.

SFJAZZ: "Mississippi Goddam" Nina Simone "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime" Jay Gorney & Yip Harburg "Scandalize My Name" trad., arr. H.T. Burleigh "Lift Every Voice And Sing" J. Rosamond Johnson & James Weldon Johnson "If I Had A Hammer" Pete Seeger & Lee Hays

blackarchivesco: Photographs taken in Harlem by Carl Van Vechten (1940) via the James Weldon Johnson collection in the Yale University Library.

djladystarr: Now Playing on WSTR - DB Lift Every Voice and Sing (1900) [feat. American Music Institute Choir, Jerry Blackstone, Scott Van Ornum & Mark Clague] by James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson & Star Spangled Music Foundation Listen Online at

AndrewJacksonHS: The lecture on James Weldon Johnson is tomorrow at 10:30am. Students must complete the link below to get an admission ticket to attend.

BeineckeLibrary: Beinecke Windows Showcase James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters

JamesWithers3: Nella Larsen's "Passing," James Weldon Johnson's "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man," and Phillip Roth's "The Human Stain."

vodselBT: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, by James Weldon Johnson (1912)

BeineckeLibrary: James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

WVU_Carruth: Meet James Weldon Johnson! Learn more at:

BeineckeLibrary: Richard J. Powell: "Hurston's Law, or a Philosophy of Decor," 2021 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture, March 10, 4pm Zoom webinar registration:

The_Parishioner: Him: You know a song called Lift Every Voice and Sing? Me; Um, yes Him: A principal at a Jacksonville High school wrote it Me: NO! It was written by James Weldon Johnson Him: The principal's name was James Weldon Johnson Me:

Oppsforlawyers: Emory University James Weldon Johnson Institute Visiting Fellows Program 2021, USA Deadline: February 25, 2021 / Details:

Cimarron_man: James Weldon Johnson - Prolific writer, musician, and civil rights leader from Jacksonville, FL area.

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

RebeccaKuder: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson

BeineckeLibrary: W. E. B. Du Bois correspondence in the James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers More images:

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Diasporicdad: Ima take my James Weldon Johnson ass off Beyoncé’s internet to get some work done. As for me and mine, we going to continue to live in the Black radical tradition that’s my inheritance. Peace if you’re willing to fight for it y’all.

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BeineckeLibrary: Upcoming March 10: Richard J. Powell will give the 2021 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture on the topic, "Hurston’s Law, or a Philosophy of Decor" More information:

JWJParkJax: This Week in the Park & Live at Lunch Schedule -

BeineckeLibrary: Lift Every Voice & Sing: Beinecke Windows Showcase James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

JWJParkJax: Look at this masterpiece Randy made of James Weldon Johnson Park logo last week! You can catch him and other local artists like Christopher Clark , Roosevelt Watson III competing in our chalk-art event, “Art in the Park,” on March 13th. Check out

theurbancore: Find yourself in this amazing 1986 photo of BBoys in James Weldon Johnson Park!

RobAnthonyMack: “Music is a universal art; anybody's music belongs to everybody; you can't limit it to race or country.” - James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson was an American writer and civil rights activist. Now go and learn more. Music is my life.

DianeSnavely: A striking ballad by 23-year-old saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins in tribute to James Weldon Johnson

FCN2go: James Weldon Johnson composed "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which became known as the Black national anthem.

FCN2go: James Weldon Johnson composed "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which became known as the Black national anthem.

BeineckeLibrary: Richard J. Powell: "Hurston's Law, or a Philosophy of Decor," 2021 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture, March 10, 4pm Zoom webinar registration:

sugdemiral: Lift Every Voice And Sing : James Weldon Johnson : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

DrLeeAllen1: "Lift Every Voice and Sing" The Black National Anthem Written as a poem by James Weldon in 1900 & set to music by J. Rosamond Johnson in 1905. A prayer of Thanksgiving for Faithfulness & Freedom, with Biblical imagery of Exodus from slavery to the freedom of the "Promised Land."

wjxt4: Blending Jacksonville’s black history and culture, organizers say this will be an annual event

coloredopinions: The Creation by James Weldon Johnson - 1871-1938

JWJParkJax: MJbaker performing in James Weldon Johnson Park for Duval Legacies!

BeineckeLibrary: Beinecke Windows Showcase James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters

BeineckeLibrary: Beinecke Windows Showcase James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters

FCN2go: James Weldon Johnson composed "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which became known as the Black national anthem.

933thebeatjamz: Join us in celebrating Black History month with the first official "Duval Legacies" an outdoor free family friendly festival that celebrates and blends Jax’s Black history & culture- James Weldon Johnson Park- Feb 20 -11am-4pm!

agentkee: Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee, Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forgot Thee, Shadowed beneath thy hand, May we forever stand, True to our God, True to our native land. (v. 3, James Weldon Johnson The Negro National Anthem)

hallelujah930: Join us for Duval Legacies Saturday Feb 20 at James Weldon Johnson Park, 11am-4pm. A Family Free Outdoor event that celebrates Jacksonville Black History and Culture with Music, performances, Food Trucks and Vendors!

penn1892: "The book ought to be generally read, for it contains more than mere information. It gathers and sets forth authentic data which form the kind of historic background essential to race consciousness." —James Weldon Johnson (1915)

BeineckeLibrary: Beinecke Windows Showcase James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters

BeineckeLibrary: Richard J. Powell: "Hurston's Law, or a Philosophy of Decor," 2021 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture, March 10, 4pm Zoom webinar registration:

lemba2001: Phylicia Rashad Recites "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson

v1015: Join us in celebrating Black History month with the first official "Duval Legacies" an outdoor free family friendly festival that celebrates and blends Jax’s Black history & culture- James Weldon Johnson Park- Feb 20 -11am-4pm!

RepDonaldPayne: Today's Black History Month Hero is James Weldon Johnson. He was the first Black leader of the NAACP, wrote the lyrics for "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (which became known as the Negro National Anthem), and the first Black professor at New York University.

BeineckeLibrary: James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers

PymLRosemary: Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee, Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee; Shadowed beneath Thy hand, May we forever stand. True to our God, True to our native land. -James Weldon Johnson "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

PrincipalKafele: James Weldon Johnson, the writer of Lift Every Voice and Sing was a principal of a segregated school. (see attachment)

NordoniaSchools: For Black History Month, enjoy our NHS Symphonic Chorale singing, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (often called “The Black National Anthem”). It was written by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson and set to music by John Rosamond Johnson. Beautiful performance!

SamaritanMinDC: He wrote several books, including The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man and Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. James Weldon Johnson was a proponent of racial equality. He felt that it could be demonstrated through the arts, and his success in literature and music attest this.

frsamuelmark25: Heart of what slave poured out such melody As "Steal away to Jesus"? On its strains His spirit must have rightly floated free, Though still about his hands he felt his chains. James Weldon Johnson "O Black and Unknown Bards"

BeineckeLibrary: Upcoming March 10: Richard J. Powell will give the 2021 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture on the topic, "Hurston’s Law, or a Philosophy of Decor" More information:

Dr_Bambi_: I’m tellin u. My momma made me memorize James Weldon Johnson’s The Creation AND Go Down Death as a child, and recite them to crowds. If u know how long those poems are...u kno how long I been in Black history lol..wearin dashikis at the AME Zion reunion n shit lol

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kcegreen: Lift Every Voice and Sing – “The Black National Anthem” – was written as a poem in 1899 by James Weldon Johnson. It was first performed in public in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL as part of a celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12, 1900.

Diversehistory2: Green-Wood's Greatest: James Weldon Johnson 17 FEB ONLINE Explore the life of an NAACP leader whose music and political activism reverberate to this day.

BeineckeLibrary: Prints, Photographs, and Visual Material in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

tiyyayeah: Day 19: James Weldon Johnson

StevensSADev: Starting this year, Stevens Athletics will play ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ by James Weldon Johnson prior to every home event Why, you ask? Great question. ✅ this out:

BeineckeLibrary: Poetry in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

933thebeatjamz: Join us for Duval Legacies Saturday Feb 20 at James Weldon Johnson Park, 11am-4pm. A Family Free Outdoor event that celebrates Jacksonville Black History and Culture with Music, performances, Food Trucks and Vendors!

hallelujah930: Join us for Duval Legacies Saturday Feb 20 at James Weldon Johnson Park, 11am-4pm. A Family Free Outdoor event that celebrates Jacksonville Black History and Culture with Music, performances, Food Trucks and Vendors!

v1015: Join us for Duval Legacies Saturday Feb 20 at James Weldon Johnson Park, 11am-4pm. A Family Free Outdoor event that celebrates Jacksonville Black History and Culture with Music, performances, Food Trucks and Vendors!

BeineckeLibrary: Music in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

HerstoryTalk: Laura Wheeler Waring (1887-1948) was an artist and educator who lived during the Harlem Renaissance. She was an NAACP member and worked for the publication entitled The Crisis as an illustrator. She is best-known for her portraits of James Weldon Johnson, and Marian Anderson.

DanniGeeNYC: Lift Every Voice: Celebrating 150 Years of James Weldon Johnson’s Legacy

blacktropolisCi: newsone: "Lift Every Every Voice And Sing," a poem written by James Weldon Johnson - often dubbed "The Black National Anthem" - was first performed on Feb. 12, 1900.

BeineckeLibrary: Harlem Renaissance in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

BeineckeLibrary: Internationalism in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

BeineckeLibrary: Drama and Performance in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

newsone: "Lift Every Every Voice And Sing," a poem written by James Weldon Johnson - often dubbed "The Black National Anthem" - was first performed on Feb. 12, 1900.

BeineckeLibrary: Political Action in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection



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