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James Weldon Johnson, 1932.
James Weldon Johnson in 1932, he sang a song of faith and hope in his work

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James Weldon Johnson Was Born
June 17, 1871

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.

This is part of the song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing." Its lyrics were written by James Weldon Johnson to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Johnson was born on June 17, 1871, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a poet, diplomat, songwriter, and anthologist (compiler) of African American culture. During his lifetime, Johnson faced many a new day and sang his song in many different ways.

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