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Article-a-Day #37: Black America Web-James Weldon Johnson Diplomat, Professor, Poet, and Co-Author of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”

James Weldon Johnson achieved many high marks in his life, including becoming chosen as the first Black Executive Secretary of the NAACP. The co-author of the “Negro National Anthem” was born June 17, 1871, in Jacksonville, Florida.