Lift Every Voice and Sing
by James Weldon Johnson
Lift Every Voice and Sing Resources
Learn more about the man behind the words on this website.
Check out this biography with links to his work.
That's right. There's a whole institute named after James Weldon Johnson at Emory University in Atlanta.
"Lift Every Voice and Sing" done in rap—oh yeah.
Here's a (very) short documentary about James Weldon Johnson.
Winans scores a slam-dunk with this rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
Here's a collective rendition of Johnson's poem.
Check out this sculpture by artist Augusta Savage, inspired by "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
Here's our poet in his advanced years, looking dapper.
Articles and Interviews
This thorough article from the University of Illinois is about James Weldon Johnson's life and career.
This article from the History News Network discusses Johnson's poem.
It's not just a clever title. This collection of poetry includes Johnson's "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
The bard tells us the story of his life in this autobiography.
Movies and TV
"Lift Every Voice and Sing" was featured on the soundtrack of this famous Spike Lee joint.
Here's another film that features "Lift Every Voice and Sing" in the soundtrack.