PHOTO GALLERY: African Americans in Philatelic History

James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson was an author, lyricist, lawyer, diplomat, educator, and civil rights worker. He and his brother composed "Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing" for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday celebration in 1900. (Date issued: Feb. 2, 1988)

James Weldon Johnson was an author, lyricist, lawyer, diplomat, educator, and civil rights worker. He…