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James Weldon Johnson
Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Literary Critic, Lawyer, Songwriter, Diplomat, Author, Poet / 1871 - 1938
James Weldon Johnson was an early civil rights activist, a leader of the NAACP, and a leading figure in the creation and development of the Harlem Renaissance.
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