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As a precursor, participant, and historian of the Harlem Renaissance, James Weldon Johnson had as much to do with the rise of that cultural movement as any one person.. Indeed, he was the epitome of the classic Renaissance man himself--poet, composer, author, government official, teacher, and influential civil rights activist. Johnson's mother sparked his early interest in drawing, literature, and music. Consequently, Johnson, as lyricist, and his brother, Rosamond, as composer, wrote and staged musical comedies and light operas from 1901 to 1906, producing such enduring songs as "Since You Went Away" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing," now widely adopted as the African-American national anthem.. This remarkably versatile man crowned his contributions to society by becoming field secretary for the fledgling NAACP in 1916. As a social thinker, Johnson was an early advocate of Booker T. Washington's self-help philosophy. But he later supported thee NAACP's frontal attacks on segregation and discrimination, organizing the 1917 silent protest parade in New York City that condemned the massacre of African-Americans in east St. Louis, and fighting for passage of the 1921 Dyer Anti-Lynching bill, during 144 years of NAACP service.. After becoming the first African-American man to be admitted to the bar (in 1897) too practice law in Jacksonville, Florida, he moved to New York City to pursue a theatrical career. Campaigning for Teddy Roosevelt's successful presidential bid in 19044 earned Johnson an appointment as U.S. Consul to Venezuela (1906-8) and Nicaragua (1909-12). In 1913 he returned to New York and plunged into cultural life there by writing God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse and The Book of American Negro Poetry. Johnson was a literature instructor at Fisk University in Tennessee when he died in an automobile crash in 1938.


 
James Weldon Johnson
A short biography of James Weldon John: teacher, lawyer, diplomat, poet, songwriter, novelist, journalist, first African American head of NAACP, college professor.
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Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson
Recited by Mackenzie Patton for the Norton's Anthology Student Recitation Contest 2013. Tractor Shed Theatre directed by Molly Rice.
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James Weldon Johnsons Story
Civil rights project.
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Autobiography of An Ex-Colored Man (Ch. 1) by James Weldon Johnson (audiobook)
Subtitles available. The Autobiography of An Ex-Colored Man, Chapter 1 by James Weldon Johnson (1871 – 1938). Read by Bellona Times. Audio courtesy of LibriVox. Many thanks to the reader...
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The Creation - by James Weldon Johnson
Narrated by Mike Fenton.
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William Warfield recites Creation by James Weldon Johnson
Performed in Arcadia California April 29, 2000 William Warfield (1920-2002) RIP.
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Fred Waring Gods Trombones James Weldon Johnson LP
Johnson writes so well I almost wish IT could have happened this way.
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James Weldon Johnson - The Creation
I made a little movie of James Weldon Johnson reading his poem 'The Creation' at Columbia University on December 24, 1935. From the anthology Poetry On Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006)....
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James Weldon Johnson : Black Manhattan (audiobk pt1)
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I am James Weldon Johnson
JWJ College Prep.
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Lift Every Voice and Sing
This is one of my favorite hymns, originally written in 1900 in honor of Booker T. Washington by James Weldon Johnson, the principal of a segregated school, and set to music by his brother...
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The Black National Anthem-by James Weldon Johnson
Suganotes sings The Black National Anthem. Filmed by Scott! Lol this was fun what a way to work on our Black History! A Powerful song!
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The Creation By by james weldon johnson
Me doing my second winning poem at my old school plz comment and subscribe.
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John Hope Franklins Memories of James Weldon Johnson
Duke University historian John Hope Franklin at age 93 recalls his encounters with James Weldon Johnson, author of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," at Fisk University in the 1930s.
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The Prodigal Son, a part of Gods Trombones by James Weldon Johnson
Craig Anthony Nicholas performing the spiritual poetry selection, The Prodigal Son, a part of God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson. This selection has been performed at these venues:...
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Go Down, Death A James Weldon Johnson poem
A difficult poem to recite without crying.
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Go Down Death - James Weldon Johnson
"Go Down Death" James weldon Johnson. Harlem Renaissance CSUDH. Video of Images made to go along with an oral presentation of the Poem. Audio: "Plastic bag theme" from American Beauty...
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James Weldon Johnsons poem The Creation
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LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING | james weldon johnson
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