James Weldon Johnson

1871 - 1938

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James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1876 – June 26, 1938) was an American writer and civil rights activist. He was married to civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson. Johnson was a leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he started working in 1917. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Weldon Johnson has received more than 691,031 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. James Weldon Johnson is the 5,283rd most popular writer, the 10,469th most popular biography from United States and the 792nd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, James Weldon Johnson ranks 5,283 out of 5,794Before him are Vikram Seth, Rosa Liksom, R. S. Thomas, Thomas Beatie, Julia Alvarez, and Graciano Rocchigiani. After him are Marc Connelly, Eva Ström, Marian Keyes, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, William Monahan, and John Toll.

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Among people born in 1871, James Weldon Johnson ranks 139Before him are Jack Butler Yeats, John Sloan, Winston Churchill, Louis Perrée, Grafton Elliot Smith, and Reginald Aldworth Daly. After him is Newton D. Baker. Among people deceased in 1938, James Weldon Johnson ranks 165Before him are Tom Crean, Andreas Michalakopoulos, Zitkala-Sa, Pauline Frederick, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and George Lyon. After him is Zona Gale.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Weldon Johnson ranks 10,469 out of 15,968Before him are Howard Da Silva (1909), Aimee Mann (1960), Aubrey Plaza (1984), Bob Wills (1905), Kris Humphries (1985), and Chris Sanders (1962). After him are Lake Bell (1979), Lezley Zen (1974), Alana Evans (1976), Macy Gray (1967), Andy Hertzfeld (1953), and Daws Butler (1916).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James Weldon Johnson ranks 792Before him are Joel Osteen (1963), James Dickey (1923), Beverly Cleary (1916), Norman Podhoretz (1930), Thomas Beatie (1974), and Julia Alvarez (1950). After him are Marc Connelly (1890), William Monahan (1960), John Toll (1952), John P. Marquand (1893), Justin Cronin (1962), and Russell Simmons (1957).