James Weldon Johnson biography

James Weldon Johnson

Novelist, Author

1871 – 1938

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Who was James Weldon Johnson?

James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and early civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered for his leadership within the NAACP as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and anthologies. He was also the first African-American professor at New York University. Later in life he was a professor of creative literature and writing at Fisk University.

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Born
Jun 17, 1871
Jacksonville
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Fisk University
Lived in
  • Jacksonville
Died
Jun 26, 1938
Wiscasset

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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