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James Weldon Johnson

Johnson, James Weldon (1871–1938), U.S. author and political leader. He was U.S. consul in Venezuela and Nicaragua (1906–12) and a founder and secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (1916–30). His books include The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (novel, 1912), God's Trombones (1927), and Black Manhattan (1930).

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