James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson was an influential Black author. He is also remembered as a civil rights leader and a novelist. His works included God’s Trombones and The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man. He is responsible for bringing a great deal of Black music, poetry, and other arts into the public spotlight. Read more of James Weldon Johnson.

Lift Every Voice and Sing

‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ by James Weldon Johnson is commonly referred to as the African American national anthem. It explores themes of freedom, suffering, and joy.

The Creation

‘The Creation’ is one of the famous poems by James Weldon Johnson, an American writer, and civil rights activist. This poem depicts the story of Genesis in a pellucid manner.


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