Imatge de l'autor

James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938)

Autor/a de The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

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Sobre l'autor

Born in Jacksonville Fla. in 1871, James Weldon Johnson was one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. His career was varied and included periods as a teacher, lawyer, songwriter (with his brother J. Rosamond Johnson), and diplomat (as United States Consul to Puerto Cabello, mostra'n més Venezuela, from 1906 to 1909). Among his most famous writings are Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, published anonymously in 1912, and God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1927), the winner of the Harmon Gold Award. He was also editor of several anthologies of African-American poetry and spirituals, and in 1933 his autobiography, Along This Way, was published. He served as Secretary to the NAACP from 1916 to 1930 and was a professor of literature at Fisk University in Nashville from 1930 until his death in 1938. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Photo taken circa 1920s
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Obres de James Weldon Johnson

Three Negro Classics (1901) 442 exemplars
Lift Every Voice and Sing (1605) 375 exemplars
James Weldon Johnson: Writings (2004) 201 exemplars
The Creation (1993) 192 exemplars
The Book of American Negro Poetry (1922) 142 exemplars
Black Manhattan (1940) 76 exemplars
The Books of the American Negro Spirituals (1940) — Editor — 65 exemplars

Obres associades

The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance (1925) — Col·laborador — 441 exemplars
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (1994) — Col·laborador — 408 exemplars
The Black Poets (1983) — Col·laborador — 360 exemplars
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Col·laborador — 337 exemplars
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Col·laborador — 298 exemplars
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Col·laborador — 281 exemplars
African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927 (1997) — Col·laborador — 251 exemplars
The Art of Losing (2010) — Col·laborador — 203 exemplars
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It (1918) — Col·laborador — 196 exemplars
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Col·laborador — 176 exemplars
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 163 exemplars
Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology (1999) — Col·laborador — 150 exemplars
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Col·laborador — 148 exemplars
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars
Voices from the Harlem Renaissance (1976) — Col·laborador — 107 exemplars
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry (1997) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
Soulscript: Afro-American Poetry (1970) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Graphic Classics: African-American Classics (2011) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Johnson, James Weldon
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA ([2733])
Lloc de naixement
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Lloc de defunció
Wiscasset, Maine, USA
Causa de la mort
car crash
Llocs de residència
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
New York, New York, USA
Edwin M. Stanton School
Atlanta University (AB|1894)
Atlanta University, (AM|1904)
Columbia University (1902-05)
diplomat (mostra-les totes 11)
Johnson, J. Rosamond (brother)
Johnson, Grace Nail (wife)
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (charter member)
Academy of Political Science
Ethical Society
Civic Club
Phi Beta Sigma
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (mostra-les totes 16)
Stanton College Preparatory School (principal)
Fisk University (professor)
The Daily American (founder and editor)
Colored Republican Club (treasurer)
New York Age (editorial writer)
American Fund for Public Service (director)
Bar of the State of Florida
Stanton Central Grammar School for Negroes (teacher and principal)
Cole and the Johnson Brothers
New York University
Premis i honors
Spingarn Medal (1925)
Julius Rosenwald Fund Grant
Honorary doctorate, Talladega College
Honorary doctorate, Howard University
U.S. Postal Service stamp
Feast Day, Episcopal Church (mostra-les totes 9)
Spence Chair of Creative Literature at Fisk University
Harmon Gold Award (1928)
W. E. B. DuBois Prize (1933)



Young man -
Young man-
You’re never lonesome in Babylon.
You can always join a crowd in Babylon.
Young man -
Young man -
You can never be alone in Babylon,
Alone with your Jesus in Babylon.
You can never find a place, a lonesome place,
A lonesome place to go down on your knees,
And talk with your God, in Babylon.
You’re always in a crowd in Babylon.

- excerpt from The Prodigal Son
lelandleslie | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 24, 2024 |
Independent reading level: 3rd grade
Awards: none
Starlight_Lattee | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Dec 7, 2022 |
Unexpected opening, then got boring as writer passes as white.

Even after witnessing the horrors of slavery mentality - burning a man alive,
he continued to pretend to be white and married a white woman and had children.

His regrets are strange.

The author wrote the words to "Lift Every Voice and Sing,"
and, along with his brother, lived in New York and wrote many Broadway tunes
as he became a leader in the Harlem Renaissance.
m.belljackson | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 6, 2022 |
This book is a work of art, illustrated with linocut prints by Elizabeth Catlett. The introduction gives biographical information on the artist, poet and composer, as well as a history of the song known as the African American National Anthem. The Johnsons were principal and music teacher and created the song for a program celebrating Abraham Lincoln's birthday. The original titles of the prints are listed. The score is included.
VillageProject | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Sep 5, 2022 |



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