In 1920, Republican Party member James Weldon Johnson becomes leader of the NAACP.

During his tenure, he investigated conditions in Haiti, fought for young black authors to get published during the Harlem Renaissance and supported the Republicans’ Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill of 1921, which the Democrats defeated.

Born: June 17, 1871
Died: June 26, 1938


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Happy Flag Day

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’.

Read more at “The History Of Flag Day” at http://www.usflag.org/flag.day.html