The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson: The New York Age editorials (1914-1923)

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Oxford University Press, 1995 - Počet stran: 328
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) would have been judged a successful man had he merely remained the principal of Stanton School in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Destiny led him, however, to become the first African-American to pass the Florida Bar exam, to win international acclaim as a songwriter, poet, novelist, diplomat, playwright, journalist, and champion of human rights. Since that time, though, his life and contributions have gone virtually unnoticed, except for his well-known song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

Johnson's dual role as civil rights leader and literary artist was unprecedented and has not been replicated since. He used this duality in attempt to exonerate black Americans from the psychological and physical persecutions of "Jim Crow." These two volumes comprise of Johnson's literary work, song lyrics, and both his literary and political essays. A critical introduction places Johnson in relation to other black artists, the development of African-American literature, and early integrationist movements.

By painting a vivid picture of the race problem in this nation, and by his portrayal of the successes and possibilities of his race, he pricked white America's conscience. This collection serves as witness to Johnson's pioneering a momentous standard for African-American literature while he laid the groundwork for the early civil rights movement in America.
 

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Henry Fords New Role February 4 1915
11
Between the Devil and the Deep Sea September 27 1917
25
Why Should a Negro Fight? June29 1918
33
Lynching and Mob Violence
53
More Toll for Houston February 9 1918
66
Teaching Negroes a Lesson September 13 1919
70
The Suffrage Parade October 28 1915
76
The Colored Woman Voter September 18 1920
82
The Black and White Press
149
Perverted History April22 1915
156
Reaping the Whirlwind August2 1919
162
Negro Americans What Now?
169
Politicians
177
The Presidents Message December 17 1914
184
Governor Slaton on Lynching January 29 1915
190
Theodore Roosevelt Speaks July 12 1917
196

Dr Washingtons Practical Suggestion November 19 1914
89
Where Is The Man? June 7 1917
96
Southern Political Economy Exploded July 7 1922
102
What Is Your B rainPower? November 26 1914
108
Let Down Your Buckets April 29 1915
113
Black Leadership
121
Dean Pickens May 17 1919
127
Religion
137
Sin and Pleasure June 1 1916
143
A Vigilance Committee July 15 1915
206
Enforcing the Eighteenth Amendment February 28 1920
223
Literature and Poetry
249
Resurgence of the Negro in Literature April 22 1922
277
Music
283
Notes
293
Index
301
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Sondra Kathryn Wilson is at Harvard University.

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