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What Happened on June 17, 1871

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Person of interestJames Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson, American civil rights activist, leader of the NAACP and Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1938)

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, literature historian and Prime Minister of Romania, born in BotoČ™ani, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1940)
1871 Highlights

About June 17, 1871

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini