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The N.A.A.C.P., 1929.
The 1929 N.A.A.C.P. with staff member James Weldon Johnson

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James Weldon Johnson Was Born
June 17, 1871

In 1920, Johnson became the secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Through the NAACP, he was able to further the opportunities and careers of other African Americans. Throughout his life, Johnson wrote poetry, for which he is best known. He is also well known for his anthologies of African American poetry, which provided inspiration, encouragement, and recognition to the new generation of artists who would create the "Harlem Renaissance" of the 1920s and 1930s. Johnson did indeed "march on till victory [was] won!"
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