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June 27, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 27, 1938
* James Weldon Johnson death
* Civil rights activist
This 34 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 17:
* NEGRO LEADER DIES IN CROSSING CRASH
* Car of James Weldon Johnson Is Wrecked by Train Near Maine Summer Home
* Accident Victim an Educator, Song Writer and Famous Crusador for His Race
and more with one column photo of Johnson.
Other news of the day throughout. Little browning, otherwise good.
source: wikipedia: James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938) was an American author, politician, critic, journalist, poet, anthropologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, early civil rights activist, and prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson is best remembered for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and collections of folklore. He was also one of the first African-American professors at New York University. Later in life he was a Professor of Creative Literature and Writing at Fisk University.
Category: The 20th Century