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Reporter Carmen Fields
[James Weldon Johnson]
Original Airdate: 2/1/1988

Length: 00:05:05
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Carmen Fields reports that James Weldon Johnson was a poet, lawyer, diplomat, composer, and former director of the NAACP. Fields notes that the US Postal Service will issue a postage stamp bearing Johnson's image in honor of Black History Month. Fields interviews Samuel Allen (professor, Boston University) about Johnson's life and his legacy. Allen reads two of Johnson's poems. Fields notes that Johnson is the composer of "Lift Every Voice," which is known as the "black national anthem." Fields report is accompanied by photos of Johnson and a shot of the postage stamp bearing his image. Field's report also includes footage of the Madison Park High School Choir performing "Lift Every Voice."

Contributor : Reporter
Carmen Fields
Format : Tape 5561   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102895 
VHS cassette 104189 
digital betacam cassette 104187 
Betacam cassette 104188 

Subject : Keywords
African American lawyers
African American musicians
African Americans - History
Madison Park High School

Subject : Personal Names
Allen, Samuel
Fields, Carmen
Johnson, James Weldon

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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