The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson

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These two volumes of writings represent Johnson's experiences as one of black America's premier civil rights statesmen, and leader, participant, and historian of the Black Literary Movement of the 1920s.
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These two volumes of writings represent Johnson's experiences as one of black America's premier civil rights statesmen, and leader, participant, and historian of the Black Literary Movement of the 1920s.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195076455
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Table of Contents

James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871-June 26, 1938): A Chronology xiii
Introduction 3
1 Social and Political Issues (1915-1937)
"Speech Given at State Industrial School for Negroes," Savannah, Georgia, September 16, 1915 9
"A Message from Our Field Secretary," Crisis 13 (1916-17): 285 21
"The Lynching at Memphis," Crisis 14 (1917): 185-88 23
"The Changing Status of Negro Labor," paper presented to the National Conference of Social Workers, Chicago, Illinois, 1918 30
"The Washington Riots," Crisis 18 (1919): 241-43 36
"Memorandum from Mr. Johnson to Dr. Du Bois: Re: Crisis Editorial," December 8, 1922 40
"Our Democracy and the Ballot," address delivered at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, in honor of Congressman F. H. LaGuardia, March 10, 1923, published in Negro Orators and Their Orations, ed. Carter G. Woodson, Washington, D.C., 1925: 663-70 46
"The Larger Success," Commencement address, Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia, June 1923, and Southern Workman 52 (1923): 427-36 53
"The Race Problem and Peace," paper presented to the VI International Summer School of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Chicago, May 1924 62
"James Weldon Johnson on Anglo-Saxon Superiority," New York World, February 3, 1924 69
"Lynching--America's National Disgrace," Current History 19 (1924): 596-601 71
"The Gentlemen's Agreement and the Negro Vote," Crisis 28 (1924): 262-64 79
"Detroit," Crisis 33 (1926-27): 117-20 84
"Three Achievements and Their Significance," Crisis 34 (1927): 222-24, 242 89
"The Legal Status of Negro Americans," paper presented at the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Conference, New Haven, Connecticut, December 27, 1927 97
"A Letter to Edwin R. Embree: The First Eighteen Years Reviewed by Johnson," February 9, 1928 107
"A Negro Looks at Politics," American Mercury 69 (1929): 88-94 113
"NAACP Testimonial Dinner Speech," given at the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York City, May 14, 1931 123
"The Shining Life: A Tribute to Julius Rosenwald," presented at Fisk University, Nashville, February 1932 and published in a Fisk pamphlet, February 1932 129
"Seventy-One Years Ago Lincoln Freed the Slaves," New York Herald Tribune Magazine, February 11, 1934, 4-5, 22 133
Negro Americans, What Now? (New York: Viking Press, 1934) 138
Choices 139
Exodus 139
Physical Force 140
The Revolution 141
Isolation or Integration? 142
Forces and Resources 145
Our Numerical Strength 145
The Negro Church 146
The Negro Press 148
Organizations 150
The Correlation of All Forces--a Super-Power 151
Techniques and Policies 153
Education 154
Of Negro Youth 155
Vocational 157
Of White People 157
Politics 158
Labor and Business 161
Interracial Relations and Contacts 168
Leadership 170
Place of Youth in Leadership 171
Stereotypes, Art, and Money 172
Conclusion 175
"More Than Murder," Crisis 45 (1935): 231 178
"Communism and the Negro," New York Herald Tribune Magazine, July 21, 1935, 2, 25, 27 180
"The American Negro," address given at Fisk University, Jan 30, 1937, 29-32 189
2 International Questions (1913-1927)
"Why Latin-America Dislikes the United States," Paper presented in New York City, September 30, 1913 195
"Africa at the Peace Table and the Descendants of Africa in Our American Democracy," speech given at NAACP Annual Meeting, Carnegie Hall, January 16, 1919 198
"Self-Determining Haiti," Nation 111 (1920): 236-38, 265-67, 295-97, 345-47 207
"The Truth About Haiti," Crisis 20 (1920): 217-24 244
"Native African Races and Culture," pamphlet: John F. Slater Fund, Occasional Papers, No. 25, 1927, Charlottesville, Virginia 253
3 The Literary Life (1912-1933)
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Boston: Sherman French & Co., 1912) 273
Fifty Years & Other Poems (Boston: Cornhill Publishers, 1917) 363
To Horace Bumstead 364
The Color Sergeant 365
From the German of Uhland 365
Before a Painting 366
I Hear the Stars Still Singing 367
A Mid-Day Dreamer 367
The Temptress 368
The Ghost of Deacon Brown 368
"Lazy" 369
Omar 370
Voluptas 370
The Word of an Engineer 371
The Gift to Sing 372
Morning, Noon and Night 372
The Awakening 373
Venus in a Garden 373
"Nobody's Lookin' But de Owl and de Moon" 374
"You's Sweet to Yo' Mammy Jes de Same" 374
"July in Georgy" 375
"Dat Gal O' Mine" 375
"The Seasons" 376
"'Possum Song" 376
"An Explanation" 378
"De Little Pickaninny's Gone to Sleep" 378
"Harlem: The Culture Capital," Survey 53 (1925): 635-39 380
"Now We Have the Blues," New York Amsterdam News, July 7, 1926 388
"Romance and Tragedy in Harlem: A Review of Carl Van Vechten's Nigger Heaven," Opportunity 4 (1926): 316-17, 330 392
"Race Prejudice and the Negro Artist," Harper's Magazine 157 (1928): 769-76 397
"Double Audience Makes Road Hard for Negro Authors," Philadelphia Tribune, November 29, 1928 408
"Negro Authors and White Publishers," Crisis 36 (1929): 228-29 413
"Jubilee Day," speech given at Fisk University, October 7, 1933 416
4 The College Years (1890-1894)
"The Best Methods of Removing the Disabilities of Caste from the Negro," paper presented at Atlanta University, May 1892 423
"A Tribute to Frederick Douglass," paper presented at Atlanta University, January 1893 427
College Poems
"The Class of '94" 431
"Grandmother's Bible" 435
"A Dream" 435
"Sonnet" 436
"Sonnet--The Secret" 436
"Class Poem" 437
Notes 443
Bibliography 445
Index 449
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