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Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Every Voice and Sing


James Weldon Johnson

The educator, writer, and activist who wrote “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

J. Rosamond Johnson

He composed the music for his brother’s poem.

Booker T. Washington

The young James Weldon Johnson adopted Washington’s philosophy of uplift.

W.E.B. Du Bois

James Weldon Johnson eventually joined Du Bois in his battle against racial injustice

Stanton School

James Weldon Johnson (at far right) was principal of the school from 1894 to 1902.

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