James Weldon Johnson and the History of Harlem
Jonathan Gill, author of the book, Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Villages to Capital of Black America, talked about James Weldon Johnson, a poet, songwriter, author, educator, diplomat, and civil rights activist.
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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