Along This Way: The Autobiography of James Weldon Johnson

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$18.00
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
Pages
421
Dimensions
5.72 X 7.24 X 0.8 inches | 0.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143105176

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About the Author

James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1871. Among the first to break through the barriers segregating his race, he was educated at Atlanta University and at Columbia and was the first black admitted to the Florida bar. He was also, for a time, a songwriter in New York, American consul in Venezuela and Nicaragua, executive secretary of the NAACP, and professor of creative literature at Fisk University--experiences recorded in his autobiography, Along This Way. Other books by him include Saint Peter Relates an Incident, Black Manhattan, and God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. In addition to his own writing, Johnson was the editor of pioneering anthologies of black American poetry and spirituals. He died in 1938.