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Johnson, James Weldon

Syllabification: John·son, James Weldon
Pronunciation: /ˈjänsən
 
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Definition of Johnson, James Weldon in English:

( 1871–1938) US writer, songwriter, and social activist. Originally a lyricist and then in the US consular service, he made many contributions to the Harlem Renaissance. Notable works include the novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912) and his autobiography, Along This Way, in 1933.

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