Scribner Road is celebrating Black History Month featuring 1 important person per week.
Students can submit a short sentence or picture to enter weekly raffle to win the book of the week.
This week, we are featuring James Weldon Johnson.
James Weldon Johnson, a writer, lawyer, and civil rights activist, was born in Jacksonville, Florida on June 17, 1871.
Johnson was a leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he started working in 1917.
In 1920, he was the first African American to serve as the executive secretary of the organization, similar to a chief operating officer.
Through this position, Johnson was able to bring attention to racism, lynching, and segregation.
Don’t forget to enter our weekly raffle to win the book of the week!