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James Weldon Johnson & the History of Harlem

"Midsummer Night in Harlem," 1938 from National Archives

New York City
Sunday, June 16, 2013

Author and professor Jonathan Gill talks about his book “Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America.” To illustrate the scope of the Harlem Renaissance, Professor Gill discusses James Weldon Johnson -- a poet, songwriter, author, educator, diplomat and civil rights activist. This event was hosted by the New York City Bar Association.

Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:50am (ET)

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