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Full name : James Weldon Johnson
Alias : James Weldon Johnson
Gender : Men
Country : American
Birthday : 17-06-1871
Address : Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Animals : The Sheep
Zodiac : Gemini
Died : 26-06-1938
Father : James Johnson
Mother : Helen Louise Dillet
Siblings : John Rosamond Johnson
Wife : Grace Nail
Children :
Education : Columbia University Clark Atlanta University Fisk University
Position :
Activists : Poets , Writers, Educators, Lawyers & Judges

James Weldon Johnson is credited with lot of firsts in his lifetime. Explore this biography to know more about his childhood, life & timeline.

A multi-faceted personality, James Weldon Johnson grew up to be America's top author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter and early civil rights activist. He also played a prominent role in the Harlem Renaissance, during the 1920s. Extremely ingenious when it came to writing, Johnson is notable for his contribution in poetry, novels, short stories and folklore. His command over literature earned him the position of a professor at New York University and he became the first African-American to receive such an honor. He also took up the Spence Chair in creative literature and writing department, at Fisk University, in Nashville.

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