James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville, Florida in June of 1871. His parents were Helen Louise Dillet, who was born in the Bahamas, and James Johnson, a Virginian. 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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