Lift Every Voice and Sing (Paperback)

By James Weldon Johnson

Walker Childrens, 9780802774422, 36pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1995

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/8/2019)
Hardcover (2/1/1993)
Paperback (2/1/2000)
Hardcover (10/1/2007)
Library Binding (2/1/1993)

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Written by civil rights leader and poet James Weldon Johnson in 1899, "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" is sung in schools and churches throughout America. The popular, timeless song is recognized as a testimonial to the struggle and achievements of African-American people ­ past, present, and future.

About the Author

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was a prolific writer and legendary civil rights activist who produced several novels, a pioneering work of cultural history, the first major anthology of black poetry, and numerous treatises on race relations. He served as U.S. consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua and as secretary of the NAACP.