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James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938)

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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, visa mer 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) visa färre
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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Johnson, James Weldon
Födelsedag
1871-06-17
Avled
1938-06-26
Begravningsplats
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA ([2733])
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Dödsort
Wiscasset, Maine, USA
Dödsorsak
car crash
Bostadsorter
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
New York, New York, USA
Utbildning
Edwin M. Stanton School
Atlanta University (AB|1894)
Atlanta University, (AM|1904)
Columbia University (1902-05)
Yrken
poet
novelist
composer
lawyer
editor
diplomat (visa alla 11)
teacher
principal
professor
historian
musician
Relationer
Johnson, J. Rosamond (brother)
Johnson, Grace Nail (wife)
Organisationer
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) (visa alla 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
Priser och utmärkelser
Spingarn Medal (1925)
Julius Rosenwald Fund Grant
Honorary doctorate, Talladega College
Honorary doctorate, Howard University
U.S. Postal Service stamp
Feast Day, Episcopal Church (visa alla 9)
Spence Chair of Creative Literature at Fisk University
Harmon Gold Award (1928)
W. E. B. DuBois Prize (1933)

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Independent reading level: 3rd grade
Awards: none
 
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Starlight_Lattee | 5 andra recensioner | 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.
 
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m.belljackson | 1 annan recension | 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.
 
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VillageProject | 5 andra recensioner | Sep 5, 2022 |
Hard to believe that this book isn't more widely read.
 
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BibliophageOnCoffee | 24 andra recensioner | Aug 12, 2022 |

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