James Weldon Johnson<br />By Hunter Lampe     <br />
Childhood<br />JwJ was born June 7, 1871 in Jacksonville Florida  <br />In his youth James loved to read and write that’s ...
Test time<br />James Weldon Johnson was the first African American to pass the Florida bar test which is a big deal becaus...
Poems <br />James also enjoyed music. He wrote many poems and his song “Lift ever voice and sing” Which is a very popular ...
Lift Every Voice and Sing<br />
Principal<br />James also was the principal at the Jacksonville school where his mom worked {he must of loved her a lot} H...
His own school<br />There is a James Weldon Johnson Middle School where they use “lift every voice and sing” as the school...
Bibliography<br /><ul><li>http://jwjohnson.org/aboutus.aspx</li></ul>http://www.sc.edu<br />
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  1. 1. James Weldon Johnson<br />By Hunter Lampe <br />
  2. 2. Childhood<br />JwJ was born June 7, 1871 in Jacksonville Florida <br />In his youth James loved to read and write that’s probably why he was so good in his older years. <br />He should be a big inspiration for kids because he over came a lot to become a great poet, writer, educator and lawyer <br />
  3. 3. Test time<br />James Weldon Johnson was the first African American to pass the Florida bar test which is a big deal because it meant you qualified to be a judge or lawyer.<br />Still it is very hard to pass this exam. Very few do pass.<br />
  4. 4. Poems <br />James also enjoyed music. He wrote many poems and his song “Lift ever voice and sing” Which is a very popular song even today some consider it the black national anthem. <br />
  5. 5. Lift Every Voice and Sing<br />
  6. 6. Principal<br />James also was the principal at the Jacksonville school where his mom worked {he must of loved her a lot} He also taught two years in Harlem and rural Georgia. <br />
  7. 7. His own school<br />There is a James Weldon Johnson Middle School where they use “lift every voice and sing” as the school song their colors are green, white and black.<br />Their mascot is a Trojan and focuses on gifted and academically talented.<br />For more info go to jwjohnson.org<br />
  8. 8. Bibliography<br /><ul><li>http://jwjohnson.org/aboutus.aspx</li></ul>http://www.sc.edu<br />

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