Author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, and civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson died in Wiscasset, Maine on this day in 1938 (aged 67).
“Every race and every nation should be judged by the best it has been able to produce, not by the worst.”
―from THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLOURED MAN
First published anonymously in 1912, this resolutely unsentimental novel gave many white readers their...
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