Thomas Fortune and James Weldon Johnson

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Title

Thomas Fortune and James Weldon Johnson

Subject

African American writers of Jacksonville

Description

Biographical information on Thomas Fortune and James Weldon Johnson, with a discussion of "Lift Every Voice and Sing." An author by the surname Richardson created this document, and Viola Muse added a few handwritten notes.

Richardson is possibly the Federal Writers' Project fieldworker Martin Richardson (see, for instance, Works Progress Administration Federal Writers’ Project, Slave Narratives, vol. 3, p. 229. Another individual by that surname mentioned in this collection is Benjamin A. Richardson, the subject of three documents in the collection: Benjamin A. Richardson (1 of 3), Benjamin A. Richardson (2 of 3), and Benjamin A. Richardson (3 of 3). Benjamin A. Richardson's education background suggests he could have been the author. However, the header on the document—which resembles the headers Muse herself included on many documents—may point to Martin Richardson as the more likely author.

Material from this document perhaps informed the section "Contemporary Life" found on pp. 18-21 of the manuscript copy of The Florida Negro housed in the State Archives of Florida (S1585). See "Contemporary Life" in The Florida Negro (pp. 20-21).

Creator

Richardson
Viola Muse

Source

Jacksonville Historical Society, Viola Muse Collection, Folder 11, Item 3

Publisher

The Viola Muse Digital Edition, University of North Florida

Date

1936-1940

Contributor

Melinda Peacock (document scanning)
Zariah Grant (transcription)
Amelia Dixon (encoding and edition)
Laura Heffernan (edition)
Tru Leverette (edition)
Clayton McCarl (edition)

Rights

Made public online with the permission of the Jacksonville Historical Society

Format

Typed with handwritten additions, three pages, with damage to edges

Language

EN

Type

Biographical notes
Historical notes

Identifier

jhs-195918-11-03

Coverage

19th Century Florida
20th Century Florida

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Citation

Richardson and Viola Muse, “Thomas Fortune and James Weldon Johnson,” The Viola Muse Digital Edition, accessed July 6, 2022, http://violamuse.unfdhi.org/items/show/71.

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