JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of the more prominent figures in Black History, James Weldon Johnson, was born right here in the River City.
His accomplishments are as varied as they are extraordinary. Johnson was a songwriter, a lawyer and an educator, just to name a few.
The Ritz theatre and museum exhibit chronicles his remarkable life as well as the rich history of the black experience in Jacksonville.
Museum director Lydia Stewart hopes residents, especially the young, will come down to the Ritz all year long, not just during Black History Month, and experience the history of Jacksonville.