Lift Every Voice and Sing
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The educator, writer, and activist who wrote “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
He composed the music for his brother’s poem.
The young James Weldon Johnson adopted Washington’s philosophy of uplift.
James Weldon Johnson eventually joined Du Bois in his battle against racial injustice
James Weldon Johnson (at far right) was principal of the school from 1894 to 1902.