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James Weldon Johnson

Pat McKissack

James Weldon Johnson

"Lift every voice and sing"

by Pat McKissack

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Published by Childrens Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938.,
    • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Authors, American.,
    • Civil rights workers.,
    • African Americans -- Biography.

    • About the Edition

      Recounts the life of the author and civil rights leader who blazed a trail for racial equality and human rights through his songs, poems, speeches, and other writings.

      Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Statementby Patricia and Fredrick McKissack ; consulting editor, Sondra K. Wilson.
      GenreJuvenile literature., Biography, Biography.
      SeriesPicture-story biographies
      ContributionsMcKissack, Fredrick., Wilson, Sondra K.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3519.O2625 Z78 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination31 p. :
      Number of Pages31
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2227062M
      ISBN 100516041746
      LC Control Number89077273
      OCLC/WorldCa20934021

      About James Weldon Johnson Born in Jacksonville, Florida, in , James Weldon Johnson’s life was defined by a number of firsts Educated at Atlanta University, he was the first African American to pass the bar in Florida during his tenure as principal of Stanton Elementary School, his alma mater. James Weldon Johnson's Critical Perspective IN , Sterling Brown said of James Weldon Johnson that "As a critic, he has been par excellence an introducer, an intermediary, an inter-preter."' Since then, Johnson the critic has either been completely ig-nored, condescendingly acknowledged or .

      The correspondence of James Weldon Johnson and Walter White documents the early history of the N.A.A.C.P. Also present are music manuscripts by W.C. Handy and Thomas “Fats” Waller, among others. The collection was established by Carl Van Vechten to honor the remarkable life of his good friend, the author, professor, lawyer, diplomat, poet. Edited by William L. Andrews “The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man established James Weldon Johnson as the first truly modern black American novelist, while his Along This Way, published two decades later (in ), recounted his rich life as a diplomat, journalist, songwriter, and secretary to the collection of his writings, which includes both of those longer works plus.

      God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse is a book of poems by James Weldon Johnson patterned after traditional African-American religious oratory. African-American scholars Henry Louis Gates and Cornel West have identified the collection as one of Johnson's two most notable works, the other being Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. “The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson: Social, political, and literary essays”, p, Oxford University Press on Demand 11 Copy quote Nothing great or enduring, especially in music, has ever sprung full-fledged and unprecedented from the brain of any master; the best he gives to the world he gathers from the hearts of the people.


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