Eternal God, we give thanks for the gifts that thou didst bestow upon thy servant James Weldon Johnson: a heart and voice to praise thy Name in verse. As he gave us powerful words to glorify you, may we also speak with joy and boldness to banish hatred from thy creation, in the Name of Jesus Christ; who with thee and the Holy Spirit livest and reignest, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
BIRTHDAY OF JAMES WELDON JOHNSON
James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, civil rights activist. He was married to civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson.
June 17, 1871, Jacksonville, FL pic.twitter.com/R8zeVPlEAo
— South River Library (@soriverlibrary) June 17, 2019