James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson bio

Birth Name: James Weldon Johnson

Occupation: Songwriter

Place Of Birth: Jacksonville

Date Of Birth: June 17, 1871

Date Of Death: June 26, 1938

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

James Weldon Johnson was born on the 17th of June, 1871. He was best known for being a Songwriter. Wrote “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Tell Me, Dusky Maiden.” He was an important leader in the NAACP.

James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville. He graduated from Atlanta University in 1894. He was memorialized with a 22-cent U.S. postage stamp in 1988.

James Weldon Johnson was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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James Weldon Johnson was born in 1870s.

James Weldon Johnson is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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James Weldon Johnson’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on James Weldon Johnson’s parents.

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Personal Life

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James Weldon Johnson was born in the Year of the Goat.

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REAL NAME: James Weldon Johnson
NICKNAME: James Weldon Johnson
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: James Weldon Johnson was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: James Weldon Johnson was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: James Weldon Johnson had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

James Weldon Johnson’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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