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PinellasArts: Jake-ann Jones shared an inspirational story about how cultured books, the Barbershop Book Club and Always Truth Incorporated joined the global Black Children's Book Week festival from St. Pete's James Weldon Johnson Community Library.

StPeteFL: Join us on Tuesdays 4-5PM at James Weldon Johnson Community Library, North Community Library and South Community Library for Reading Buddies! Children in kindergarten-3rd grade can practice + gain confidence in their reading with a trained Buddy!

SoulCitySigma: The history of the James Weldon Johnson Branch is typical of the Jim Crow South.

DrIbram: New York’s World Fair commissioned Savage to create a sculpture evoking the contributions of African American music. She decided to create a harp as a symbol of African American spirituals and hymns, inspired by James Weldon Johnson’s 1900 poem, Lift Every Voice and Sing. 3/

edgecombeavenue: James Weldon Johnson was a former resident of 409 Edgecombe Avenue, NYC. Learn more about our efforts to preserve the legacy and historical narrative of Harlem, NYC:

DrMMarshallmm: THE ECHO was published first around 1911, stopped, and began again around 1915. It covered local, state, national, & international news. Look at lower left (red mark) and begin reading about James Weldon Johnson and others from the NAACP

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

JWJIEmory: The 6th annual Emory Day of Giving (

anecdotal: GPT-4 is not (yet) aware that James Weldon Johnson, author of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (1900) studied Greek and Latin from a West Indian tutor in Florida in 1888.

HapHapner: 5/5 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

ithinkiamsteven: The spectacular first stanza of the first poem in God’s Trombones by James Weldon Johnson

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

baltbeat: “This is a ground-floor opportunity," Martin Luther King III told the small crowd in James Weldon Johnson Auditorium.

DominiqueJL15: Wanted: academic publishing gossip. Is anyone working on a biography of James Weldon Johnson and/or Grace Nail Johnson? Feel free to DM if you don't want it to be online and searchable, just curious! Thank you!

searchingthru: "Among the writers pushed [by the Florida state standards] are 'Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Walker and James Weldon Johnson.'"

ewctigers: Attention EWU Community! Join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Naming Ceremony for our new EWU Community Fitness and Wellness Center located in the James Weldon Johnson Academic Building on Friday, March 17 at 12 Noon!

BeineckeLibrary: There is something about you, that I love, love, love. Words by James Weldon Johnson, music by Bob Cole more:

victorndemaka10: Young man, young man, your arm's too short to box with God.,James Weldon Johnson,Man, Short, Young Man ,

iamMauriceW: March 10, 1923, James Weldon Johnson outlines the importance of the vote for the nation’s black citizens at Fiorello H. LaGuardia at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. He was the first to warn that “Democracy was on the ballot”

DPelmore: and maternal health advocacy. She served as the founding director of the Parklands Planned Parenthood in Southeast D.C. from 1956 through 1968. In the 1970s, Egypt became a member of the DC Black Writers Workshop and wrote a biography of James Weldon Johnson,

C19Americanists: Poets Division, Round 2: Matchup 2 Ralph Waldo Emerson vs James Weldon Johnson

dem8z: the “gulf between the laws and their enforcement.” So, so, so much is at stake at this moment. Thinking of the question the speaker poses in James Weldon Johnson’s sermon in verse, “The Judgment Day,” “Where will you stand?” for the fire is already here & raining down. 3/

BeineckeLibrary: Zora Neale Hurston, Related: Beinecke Windows Showcase James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters

BeineckeLibrary: Marian Anderson, 1940 Related: Beinecke Windows Showcase James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters

BeineckeLibrary: Ella Fitzgerald, 1940 Related: Beinecke Windows Showcase James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters

WFXBFOXTV: Salem Missionary Baptist Church along with Sweet Vereen Gilliard productions are hosting an insightful, historical production once again. ‘God’s Trombones’ is the acclaimed literary book from 1927 by James Weldon Johnson. The book discusses the importan...

C19Americanists: Poets Division: Matchup 4 James Weldon Johnson vs Lydia Maria Child

MichaelFlatttt: I've got James Weldon Johnson upsetting Dickinson in the semis to meet Blake in the finals.

NSBookstoreAL: James Weldon Johnson (1871—1938) was ahead of his time when he spoke of the struggles of his fellow Black men. Curious about Johnson’s work? God’s Trombones can be ordered by The NewSouth Bookstore today.

StPeteFL: BE A BUDDY: Join us Tuesdays 4-5 p.m. at James Weldon Johnson Community Library, North Community Library and South Community Library for Reading Buddies! Children in kindergarten-3rd grade can practice + gain confidence in their reading! More here:

WFXBFOXTV: Salem Missionary Baptist Church along with Sweet Vereen Gilliard productions are hosting an insightful, historical production once again. ‘God’s Trombones’ is the acclaimed literary book from 1927 by James Weldon Johnson. The book discusses the importan...

DuvalSchools: To celebrate Black History Month, students enrolled in the African American Studies course at James Weldon Johnson MS brought The Harlem Renaissance to life. Ms. Jones' class created an interactive live-action museum for students to walk through and learn about Black History.

AnikaFreeindeed: The Negro Spiritual "Calvary" was written by what James Weldon Johnson (wrote The Black National Anthem) would call "Black and Unknown Bards". Enslaved people who identified with the sufferings of Christ.

OhSheWentGlobal: 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.” -The Negro National Anthem, James Weldon Johnson

AfricanArtDess: The art of Aaron Douglass is a rich, it’s African culture, for Africans anywhere in the diaspora. It is of community Douglass’ art is utilized on many book covers,by authors of African descent, such as “The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man”- by James Weldon Johnson

RoyceMosley: God of our weary years. God of our silent tears. Thou who has brought us thus far on the way. Thou who has, by THY might led us into the light. Keep us forever in Thy path, we pray. ~James Weldon Johnson

AlbrightMS: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, otherwise known as the Negro National Anthem, was written by author & activist James Weldon Johnson, who wrote the words as a poem & his brother John R Johnson set it to music. In 1919, it became the official song of the NAACP.

Beatlove91: 2Pac, Kwame Ture, Fannie Lou Hamer, Malcolm X, Ida B. Wells, James Weldon Johnson, Gloria Richardson, Nina Simone, Fred Hampton

BeineckeLibrary: Photos of Helen Louise Dillet Johnson (JWJ's mother) in the James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers

StreetLevelTech: Each day during Black History Month, I'll post a link to a poem by a Black author. Day 28: Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson & J. Rosamond Johnson

PG1914: In 1900 in the midst of inequality, in the midst of injustice, in the midst of violence and attacks, James Weldon Johnson penned a song that we recognize as the Black National Anthem. It wasn’t penned then noir is it sung today to…

CTmagazine: James Weldon Johnson’s faith comes through in his three-stanza composition.

giles_carol: From CTmagazine: James Weldon Johnson’s faith comes through in his three-stanza composition.

FLNonprofits: African Americans have a long and proud history in Florida. We want to highlight James Weldon Johnson. Learn about great African American Floridians here:

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

jdfrenster: James Weldon Johnson RIP watching y’all bastardize his anthem every year

BeineckeLibrary: God of our weary years God of our silent tears Thou who has brought us thus far on the way Thou who has by Thy might Led us into the light Keep us forever in the path, we pray Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee in

BeineckeLibrary: Fania Marinoff ; Grace Nail Johnson at the opening of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection JWJ Memorial Collection:

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

BeineckeLibrary: Grace Nail Johnson views via Van Vechten James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers

BeineckeLibrary: James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers

thomreggie: Julian Bond. Medgar Evers. Charles Hamilton Houston. James Weldon Johnson. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oscar Micheaux. Harry T. and Hariette Moore. Mary White Ovington.

Nadine_C_Keels: The hard parts are more profound to me now than they were when I read this book back in high school. The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man by James Weldon Johnson

JulianAndreone: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson, widely recognized as the Black National Anthem.

limelightonyou: Post WWI Cartoon* depicting White Supremacist Violence during the "Red Summer"** of 1919. This recent American history (104 years ago) might make some delicate people "uncomfortable." *Public Domain **James Weldon Johnson called it "Red Summer."

acciard2022: Often referred to as "The Black National Anthem," Lift Every Voice and Sing was a hymn written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson in 1900. His brother, John Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954), composed the music to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

KermitStateFarm: Flash Back Friday! As this month comes to an end, I want to acknowledge a small piece of history (for so many reasons). “We have come over a way that with tears has been watered” -James Weldon Johnson

FLMIC: Born in Jacksonville, James Weldon Johnson became the first Black American to pass the Florida Bar Exam in 1897. He went on to publish celebrated works of literature, lead the NAACP, and helped to spur the Harlem Renaissance.

diasporating: The composers of what is known as the Black National Anthem, ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ are proud sons of The Bahamas with that Haitian ancestry we keep reminding folks about: James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson.

Fantomas2go: Gregory Pardlo Contextualizes James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones - The Battle for the Black Soul: On the Poetic Embodiment of the Black Preacher

FEWNational: Lift Every Voice And Sing! In celebration of Black History Month, sing along with Sheryl Lee Ralph as you replay her rendition of James Weldon Johnson’s classic during Super Bowl LVII:

BeineckeLibrary: W.E.B. Du Bois, born February 23, 1868 Photos in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters; Du Bois Collection

hood_naturalist: 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.” - Lift Every Voice, James Weldon Johnson

caprivco: The Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing written by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson in 1900. Listen here:

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

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

vol1brooklyn: Morning Bites: Paul Harding Interviewed, Gregory Pardlo on James Weldon Johnson, Revisiting Algernon Blackwood, and More

AKA_SARegion: T.U.N.E. into Black History: Novelist, poet, journalist, lawyer & civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson is a Jacksonville, FL native & an 1894 graduate of Atlanta Univ. His 1899 poem “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” was set to music & became known as the "Negro National Anthem.”

NanaYaaMensah5: . . . Burning like the dryest flax, Melting like the merest wax, Lest the grave restore its dead. Not yet has my heart or head In the least way realized They and I are civilized. From The Book of American Negro Poetry (Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1922), edited by James Weldon Johnson

CincySymphony: From our 2022 Classical Roots concert, enjoy this performance of James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" featuring the Classical Roots Community Choir conducted by John Morris Russell. Watch →

PghHistoryPie: "Lift Every Voice and Sing" Dr. James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) visited Pittsburgh in 1926 and spoke at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall to members of the University Extension Society of Pittsburgh. Painting by Laura Wheeler Waring (1887-1948)

bobonbooks: On James Weldon Johnson, who wrote the lyrics of "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

BlmBoston: The name of this event comes from civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson, a NAACP field secretary at the time. This wave of anti-Black rioting was born from post World War I social tension and anxieties.

HoroscopeOfUSA: The Book of American Negro Poetry : James Weldon Johnson

virginia_jicha: Sonnet. James Weldon Johnson

edgecombeavenue: The Johnson brothers would continue to write and compose more than 200 songs for several Broadway productions. James Weldon Johnson was a former resident of 409 Edgecombe Avenue, Harlem NYC.

AnikaFreeindeed: "The Creation" was written by James Weldon Johnson, author of "Lift Every Voice and Sing." You know that song people hate because it's also called "The Black National Anthem"? He has written poems that tell Bible stories and they are magnificent.

AntTheCEO: James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938) was an American writer and civil rights activist. Johnson was a leader NAACP where he started working as a writer, and was known during the Harlem Renaissance for his poems & novels.

KirkTay2: Black American Ancestor ,Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson wrote the Black American National Anthem ( Lift every Voice and Sing) in 1900 and was Musically produced by his brother Rosamond Johnson. Culturally utilized for various events in the US.

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djcontraption: No saddening thought to me devote; I calmly go to a death that is glory-filled, My lyre before it is forever stilled Breathes out to thee its last & dying note fr—Plácido’s Farewell to His Mother Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés trans—James Weldon Johnson

FLFreedomRead: "LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING TILL EARTH AND HEAVEN RING, RING WITH THE HARMONIES OF LIBERTY" -JAMES WELDON JOHNSON James Weldon Johnson was born on June 17, 1871- Jacksonville, Florida. In 1900, he wrote the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” on the occasion of Lincoln’s birthday.

BlmBoston: The name of this event comes from civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson, a NAACP field secretary at the time.

Venadiva: You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, There's a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that's just begun. James Weldon Johnson

Nadine_C_Keels: The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man by James Weldon Johnson

StPeteFL: Join us Tuesdays 4-5 p.m. at James Weldon Johnson Community Library, North Community Library and South Community Library for Reading Buddies! Children in kindergarten-3rd grade can practice + gain confidence in their reading with a trained Buddy!

Arthur59611540: 2023 Black History Month - Art, sculpting The Harp: Augusta Savage's lost masterpiece In 1939, First Coast-born artist Augusta Savage debuted her masterwork: a monumental sculpture inspired by James Weldon Johnson’s hymn 'Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.'

JWJParkJax: Shout out to our Friend Rance Adams for having our Friend, Cultural Collaborator, and Festival Promo Pro, Mr. Al Pete on this morning to chop it up about JWJ's 2nd Annual Hip Hop Fest! Visit

Nadine_C_Keels: Still a relevant call to humanity, even after more than a century. The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man by James Weldon Johnson

jaxdotcom: A Saturday hip hop festival in downtown Jacksonville honors influential Duval rapper Paten Locke with a day of performances by his friends.

tom_szar: This looks like fun. See ya downtown on Saturday.

Coach_Holloway: James Weldon Johnson and his brother Rosamond wrote “Lift Every Voice and Sing” to honor the Black experience and a call to action in 1923. It was a Christian hymnal meant to tell our story and where we should strive to go. Sorry you’re offended. (Snowflake ❄️)

CSUalums: Watch President Jenkins give the State of the University address today, 2/16/2023 at 12 pm in person in the James Weldon Johnson auditorium on campus, or online at

3417golfball: Clarence Page: What doesn’t MAGA know about the ‘Black national anthem?’ A lot.

eddsmitty: ⚠️WOKE LESSON⚠️ This is for those who are unaware of the history behind "Lift Every Voice and Sing"; also known as the Black national anthem. It was written by James Weldon Johnson in 1900 and was used as a rallying cry during the Civil Rights Movement.

AnikaFreeindeed: James Weldon Johnson wrote Lift Every Voice and Sing at a time where Blacks struggled to see this country as something that belongs to them. He was classically educated and would turn scriptures into poems. Have you read the words to the song? Hard to believe people were mad.

thesherylralph: “Lift Every Voice&Sing” was written at a crucial time in American history, when Jim Crow was replacing slavery,and African-Americans were searching for an identity of their own. Author&activist James Weldon Johnson wrote the poem,his brother John Rosamond Johnson set to music.

mental_floss: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was written by 20th-century novelist/poet/songwriter James Weldon Johnson as a rallying cry for perseverance and social justice.

RickettsDeirdre: "Lift Every Voice and Sing" is a hymn with lyrics by James Weldon Johnson & music by his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson. The hymn is a prayer of thanksgiving, faithfulness, & freedom, which evokes the biblical Exodus from slavery to the freedom of the "promised land." Wikipedia



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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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