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Today in Black History: James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson, diplomat, poet, and the first Field Secretary of the NAACP, died near Wiscosset, ME, on this date in 1938. Johnson co-wrote the famous anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

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