H.R. 7496 – James Weldon Johnson Commemorative Coin Act

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Representative Al Lawson Jr, (D-FL) has introduced H.R. 7496, the James Weldon Johnson Commemorative Coin Act, into the House of Representatives for voting and hopeful passage into law. The bill, the latest coin legislation to be launched, was introduced on April 7, 2022 to the House by Representative Lawson. James Weldon Johnson was a towering figure in the African-American community, founding the first African-American newspaper in Florida and in 1897, became the first African-American to …

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