Words of Promise: A Story about James Weldon Johnson

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Millbrook Press, Aug 1, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
A teacher and principal, a lawyer, an entertainer, a diplomat, and a writer, James Weldon Johnson spent his entire life working to help African Americans gain the rights and respect they deserved. The first black chief executive of the NAACP, Johnson lived from the end of Reconstruction in the South through the exciting years of the Harlem Renaissance. He spent his life keeping the promise of equality alive, not only through his actions but through his words—“Lift Every Voice and Sing. Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won.”
 

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Contents

High Hopes
7
The Problem Of Race
13
Lift Every Voice
20
Brothers On Broadway
29
Travels
37
A Long Hard Fight
45
Powerful Words
53
Books By James Weldon JohnsonBibliography
60
Websites
61
Index
62
About The Author And Illustrator
64
Back Cover
66
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