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us: Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938

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  • Fuller Name

    • James Weldon
  • Variants

    • us: Johnson, J. W. (James Weldon), 1871-1938
    • us: Johnson, Jas. W. (James Weldon), 1871-1938
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Jacksonville (Fla.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Wiscasset (Me.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
        • Organization: (naf) New York University
        • Organization: (naf) Fisk University
        • Organization: (naf) Atlanta University
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Lyric writing (Popular music)
          (lcsh) Popular music--Writing and publishing
            (lcsh) Education
              (lcsh) Law
                (lcsh) Diplomacy
                  (lcsh) Civil rights
                    (lcsh) Poetry
                      (lcsh) Fiction
                    • Occupation

                        (lcsh) Lyricists
                          (lcsh) Novelists
                            (lcsh) Educators
                              (lcsh) Poets
                                (lcsh) Lawyers
                                  (lcsh) Diplomats
                                    (lcsh) Civil rights workers
                                      (lcsh) Authors, Black
                                    • Use For

                                    • Sources

                                      • found: His Fifty years & other poems ... c1917.
                                      • found: Johnson, J.R. De little pickaninny's gone to sleep, c1910: caption (J.W. Johnson)
                                      • found: The New Grove dictionary of American music, 1986 (Johnson, James Weldon; b. June 17, 1871, Jacksonville, FL; d. June 26, 1938, Wiscasset, ME; lyricist and writer on music)
                                      • found: NUCMC data from Fisk University for James Weldon Johnson papers, 1899-1952 (Lawyer, field secretary for the NAACP, U.S. Consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua, and author of The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man)
                                      • found: Roll them cotton bales, c1914: caption (words by Jas. W. Johnson) cover (lyric by J.W. Johnson)
                                      • found: Wikipedia, October 9, 2013 (James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871 - June 26, 1938) 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. Born in Jacksonville, Florida; died in Wiscasset, Maine; brother of J. Rosamond Johnson)
                                      • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Johnson, James Weldon; civil rights leader, poet, novelist; born 17 June 1871 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States; graduated from Atlanta University (1894) and became principal of Stanton School; started a short-lived newspaper; admitted to the Florida state bar; U.S. consul in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (1906) and Corinto, Nicaragua (1909); left the Consular Service in 1913; started a weekly column on current affairs for the New York Age; joined the staff of the NAACP (1917); died 26 June 1938 in Near Wiscasset, Maine, United States)
                                    • LC Classification

                                      • PS3519.O2625
                                    • Change Notes

                                      • 1980-06-26: new
                                      • 2016-11-16: revised
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