A 1900 Poem, A 1959 Play And A 1960 Book

A special birthday celebration in Jacksonville, Florida was being planned to honor President Abraham Lincoln on February 12, 1900.  Principal James Weldon Johnson of the Stanton School was asked to give a speech. This young man chose not to write an oratory.  He wrote a poem about the plight of the African-Americans in 1900 America. … Continue reading A 1900 Poem, A 1959 Play And A 1960 Book