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James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Hugo Gellert, 3 May 1892 - 6 Dec 1985
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938
Medium:
Crayon and pencil on paper
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1933
Topic:
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights\Civil rights leader
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.96.57
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National Portrait Gallery
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James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, 17 Jun 1880 - 21 Dec 1964
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938
Medium:
Photogravure
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1932 (printed 1983)
Topic:
Interior
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights\Civil rights leader
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.83.188.28
Rights:
Photograph © Carl Van Vechten Trust Gravure and compilation ©Eakins Press Foundation
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National Portrait Gallery
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James Weldon Johnson

THE NEW NEGRO
Artist:
Winold Reiss, 16 Sep 1886 - 29 Aug 1953
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938
Medium:
Printed illustration
Type:
Bound Object
Date:
1925
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Indeterminable
Book
Illustration
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights\Civil rights leader
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.98.129.g
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National Portrait Gallery
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James Weldon Johnson

Mortals and Immortals
Artist:
Carlo de Fornaro, 1871 - 1949
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938
Medium:
Commercial relief print on paper
Type:
Bound Object
Date:
1911
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Ring
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette
Caricature
Print
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie
Illustration
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights\Civil rights leader
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.90.117.k
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National Portrait Gallery
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James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Laura Wheeler Waring, 1887 - 1948
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Painting
Date:
1943
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Imaginary
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights\Civil rights leader
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
NPG.67.40
Exhibition Label:
Born Jacksonville, Florida
James Weldon Johnson was a Renaissance man: successful Broadway lyricist, poet, novelist, diplomat, and a key figure in the NAACP. In 1900 he collaborated with his brother to produce "Lift Every Voice and Sing," a song that later acquired the subtitle of "The Negro National Anthem." President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Johnson consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua, where he served with great distinction. In the 1920s, Johnson became a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, known for his anthology, The Book of American Negro Poetry; his work on African American religion, God's Trombones; and Black Manhattan, the first history of African Americans in New York City. As chief operating officer of the NAACP during that same decade, he helped formulate the strategy that would later overturn American segregation laws. The background of this portrait recalls "Creation," Johnson's best-known poem in God's Trombones.
The Harmon Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in New York City and active from (1922-1967) included this portrait in their exhibition “Portraits of Outstanding Americans of Negro Origins” which documented noteworthy African Americans’ contributions to the country. Modeling their goal of social equality, the Harmon sought portraits from an African-American artist, Laura Wheeler Waring and Euro-American artist, Betsy Graves Reyneau. The two painters followed the conventional codes of academic portraiture, seeking to convey their sitters extraordinary accomplishments. This painting, along with a variety of educational materials, toured nation-wide for ten years serving as a visual rebuttal to racism.
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Exhibition:
The Struggle for Justice
On View:
NPG, West Gallery 220
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Winold Reiss, 16 Sep 1886 - 29 Aug 1953
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938
Medium:
Pastel on illustration board
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1920
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Ring
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights\Civil rights leader
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Lawrence A. Fleischman and Howard Garfinkle with a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
NPG.72.78
Exhibition Label:
Born Jacksonville, Florida
James Weldon Johnson was a Renaissance man: successful Broadway lyricist, poet, novelist, diplomat, and a key figure in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In 1900 he collaborated with his brother John to produce "Lift Every Voice and Sing," a song that later acquired the subtitle of the "Negro National Anthem." President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Johnson consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua, where he served with great distinction. In the 1920s, Johnson became a key figure in the "New Negro" movement and the Harlem Renaissance, known for his anthology, The Book of American Negro Poetry; his work on African American religion, God’s Trombones; and Black Manhattan, the first history of African Americans in New York City. As chief operating officer of the NAACP during that same decade, he helped formulate the strategy that would later overturn American segregation laws.
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National Portrait Gallery
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James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Doris Ulmann, 1882 - 1934
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1925
Topic:
Interior
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Printed Material\Papers
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Ring\Wedding Band
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Flower\Boutonniere
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights\Civil rights leader
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.79.114
Rights:
© University of Oregon Library Special Collections & AAA/VRC
Exhibition Label:
James Weldon Johnson's influence extended into many spheres of early-twentieth-century African American life. He first achieved acclaim as a lyricist, composing with his brother "Lift Every Voice and Sing," a work that later became known as the "Negro National Anthem." As a poet, journalist, and editor, Johnson contributed to and encouraged the growth of the "New Negro" movement, a renaissance in African American cultural expression. His novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man explored the phenomenon of "passing" with a remarkable degree of insight and poignancy. Johnson's contributions were not limited to the literary arena, however. He served as a United States diplomat, first in Venezuela and later in Nicaragua, and in 1917 joined the staff of the NAACP. By 1920 he served as that organization's chief executive and helped make the NAACP a national leader in civil rights activism.
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National Portrait Gallery
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James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson
Medium:
photogravure
Type:
Photography-Photomechanical Reproduction
Date:
1932
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American
Occupation\writer\poet
Performing arts\music\composer
Portrait male
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.161
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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22c James Weldon Johnson single

Scott Catalogue USA 2371
Depicts:
James Weldon Johnson, American, 1871 - 1938
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 2, 1988
Topic:
Music & Musicians
Literature
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2070.141
Description:
mint
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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[James Weldon Johnson, studio portrait : paper photoprint.]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, 10" x 8", unmounted
1 item
Type:
Portraits
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1942
Topic:
African Americans
African American men
Local number:
AC0618.001.0000028.tif (AC Scan)
Notes:
Stored in box 1.1.A3 (originally 5), folder 19
Summary:
Studio portrait of James Weldon Johnson, editor, scholar & composer of "Lift Every Voice & Sing."
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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God's trombones [sound recording] / by James Weldon Johnson ; read by Bryce Bond

Poet:
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938
Performer:
Bond, Bryce
Martin, William
Recordist:
D'Arcy, Scotti
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006
Cover illustrator:
Pippin, Horace 1888-1946
Subject:
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938 God's trombones Adaptations
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans
Americans
Type:
Phonograph records
Collections
Date:
1965
Topic:
American poetry--African American authors
Oral interpretation of poetry
Poetry
Local number:
Folkways 9788
Notes:
Cover design by Ronald Clyne
Cover illustration by H. Pippin: "Harmonizing" (1944)
Biographical notes and text of poems in booklet (8 p. : ill.) inserted in original container
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Final model for James Weldon Johnson Memorial, [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Barthe, Richmond 1901-1989
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1940
Topic:
Figure male--Full length
Figure male--Nude
Homage--Johnson, James Wilson
Ethnic
Occupation--Other--Slave
Occupation--Writer--Poet
Image number:
JUL J0120643
Notes:
Vendryes, Margaret Rose, "Barthe: A Life in Sculpture," Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008, fig. 4.8
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Final Model for James Weldon Johnson Memorial, [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Barthe, Richmond 1901-1989
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1940
Topic:
Figure male--Full length
Figure male--Nude
Homage--Johnson, James Wilson
Ethnic
Occupation--Other--Slave
Occupation--Writer--Poet
Image number:
JUL J0120645
Notes:
Vendryes, Margaret Rose, "Barthe: A Life in Sculpture," Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008, fig. 4.8
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Final Model for James Weldon Johnson Memorial, [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Barthe, Richmond 1901-1989
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1940
Topic:
Figure male--Full length
Figure male--Nude
Homage--Johnson, James Wilson
Ethnic
Occupation--Other--Slave
Occupation--Writer--Poet
Image number:
JUL J0120646
Notes:
Vendryes, Margaret Rose, "Barthe: A Life in Sculpture," Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008, fig. 4.8
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Final Model for James Weldon Johnson Memorial [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Barthe, Richmond 1901-1989
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1940
Topic:
Figure male--Full length
Figure male--Nude
Homage--Johnson, James Wilson
Ethnic
Occupation--Other--Slave
Occupation--Writer--Poet
Image number:
JUL J0120649
Notes:
Vendryes, Margaret Rose, "Barthe: A Life in Sculpture," Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008, fig. 4.8
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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[James Weldon Johnson. Photoprint.]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1930
1940
Topic:
African Americans
Local number:
AC0618.001.0000024.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), (painting)

Painter:
Reiss, Winold 1886-1953
Medium:
Pastel on artist board
Culture:
African American
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 72.78
Date:
Ca. 1925
Topic:
Portrait male--Johnson, James Weldon--Waist length
Ethnic
Occupation--Writer--Poet
Occupation--Other--Reformer
Control number:
IAP 08650390
Notes:
"National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Collection Illustrated Checklist," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Instit. Press, 1987, pg. 158
Summary:
Portrait of James Weldon John seated with his body turned to the left, his head turned to face the viewer, his arms resting on the arms of his chair. He wears a white jacket and vest with a patterned tie
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), (painting)

Painter:
Waring, Laura Wheeler 1887-1948
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 67.40
Date:
1943
Topic:
Portrait male--Johnson, James Weldon--Waist length
Ethnic
Occupation--Writer--Poet
Occupation--Other--Reformer
Landscape
Control number:
IAP 08650391
Notes:
"National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Collection Illustrated Checklist," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Instit. Press, 1987, pg. 158
Summary:
Portrait of James Weldon John seated against a landscape with his body turned to the right, his head turned to face the viewer, and his hands resting in his lap. He wears a dark jacket and tie with a white shirt. The landscape behind him features figures walking among rolling hillsides with mountains in the background
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Dr. Margaret Walker Alexander reads poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Jonson, [and] Langston Hughes [sound recording]

Performer:
Walker, Margaret 1915-1998
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006
Poet:
Dunbar, Paul Laurence 1872-1906
Hughes, Langston 1902-1967
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans
Americans
Type:
Phonograph records
Collections
Date:
1975
Topic:
Poetry
Oral interpretation of poetry
American poetry--African American authors
Local number:
Folkways 9796
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access
Notes:
Cover design by Ronald Clyne
Cover illustration by Tom Feelings: "Must Go On."
Notes by Margaret Walker in booklet (8 p.) inserted in original container
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Amy Spingarn, 1883 - 1983?
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938
Medium:
Pencil and charcoal on paper
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1922-1942
Topic:
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights\Civil rights leader
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Object number:
1942.352
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
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