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Issued: Feb 2, 1988. 22¢ James Weldon Johnson, Never Hinged.
As a lawyer, James Weldon Johnson became the first black man to be admitted to the Florida Bar. As an educator, he established a high school for African-Americans in Jacksonville, Florida. Later in life, Weldon served as a U.S. diplomat to Venezuela and Nicaragua, and then as the secretary of the NAACP. However, he may be best known for his novel, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, which told of the grievances that the black society had against the racial policies of the white society. (APS)
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