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The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson : Volume II: Social, Political, and Literary Essays - Sondra Kathryn Wilson

The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson

Volume II: Social, Political, and Literary Essays

By: Sondra Kathryn Wilson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th May 1995
ISBN: 9780195076455
Number Of Pages: 480

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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.

James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871-June 26, 1938): A Chronologyp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
Social and Political Issues (1915-1937)
"Speech Given at State Industrial School for Negroes," Savannah, Georgia, September 16, 1915p. 9
"A Message from Our Field Secretary," Crisis 13 (1916-17): 285p. 21
"The Lynching at Memphis," Crisis 14 (1917): 185-88p. 23
"The Changing Status of Negro Labor," paper presented to the National Conference of Social Workers, Chicago, Illinois, 1918p. 30
"The Washington Riots," Crisis 18 (1919): 241-43p. 36
"Memorandum from Mr. Johnson to Dr. Du Bois: Re: Crisis Editorial," December 8, 1922p. 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: 663-70p. 46
"The Larger Success," Commencement address, Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia, June 1923, and Southern Workman 52 (1923): 427-36p. 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 1924p. 62
"James Weldon Johnson on Anglo-Saxon Superiority," New York World, February 3, 1924p. 69
"Lynching--America's National Disgrace," Current History 19 (1924): 596-601p. 71
"The Gentlemen's Agreement and the Negro Vote," Crisis 28 (1924): 262-64p. 79
"Detroit," Crisis 33 (1926-27): 117-20p. 84
"Three Achievements and Their Significance," Crisis 34 (1927): 222-24, 242p. 89
"The Legal Status of Negro Americans," paper presented at the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Conference, New Haven, Connecticut, December 27, 1927p. 97
"A Letter to Edwin R. Embree: The First Eighteen Years Reviewed by Johnson," February 9, 1928p. 107
"A Negro Looks at Politics," American Mercury 69 (1929): 88-94p. 113
"NAACP Testimonial Dinner Speech," given at the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York City, May 14, 1931p. 123
"The Shining Life: A Tribute to Julius Rosenwald," presented at Fisk University, Nashville, February 1932 and published in a Fisk pamphlet, February 1932p. 129
"Seventy-One Years Ago Lincoln Freed the Slaves," New York Herald Tribune Magazine, February 11, 1934, 4-5, 22p. 133
Negro Americans, What Now? (New York: Viking Press, 1934)p. 138
Choicesp. 139
Exodusp. 139
Physical Forcep. 140
The Revolutionp. 141
Isolation or Integration?p. 142
Forces and Resourcesp. 145
Our Numerical Strengthp. 145
The Negro Churchp. 146
The Negro Pressp. 148
Organizationsp. 150
The Correlation of All Forces--a Super-Powerp. 151
Techniques and Policiesp. 153
Educationp. 154
Of Negro Youthp. 155
Vocationalp. 157
Of White Peoplep. 157
Politicsp. 158
Labor and Businessp. 161
Interracial Relations and Contactsp. 168
Leadershipp. 170
Place of Youth in Leadershipp. 171
Stereotypes, Art, and Moneyp. 172
Conclusionp. 175
"More Than Murder," Crisis 45 (1935): 231p. 178
"Communism and the Negro," New York Herald Tribune Magazine, July 21, 1935, 2, 25, 27p. 180
"The American Negro," address given at Fisk University, Jan 30, 1937, 29-32p. 189
International Questions (1913-1927)
"Why Latin-America Dislikes the United States," Paper presented in New York City, September 30, 1913p. 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, 1919p. 198
"Self-Determining Haiti," Nation 111 (1920): 236-38, 265-67, 295-97, 345-47p. 207
"The Truth About Haiti," Crisis 20 (1920): 217-24p. 244
"Native African Races and Culture," pamphlet: John F. Slater Fund, Occasional Papers, No. 25, 1927, Charlottesville, Virginiap. 253
The Literary Life (1912-1933)
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Boston: Sherman French and Co., 1912)p. 273
Fifty Years and Other Poems (Boston: Cornhill Publishers, 1917)p. 363
To Horace Bumsteadp. 364
The Color Sergeantp. 365
From the German of Uhlandp. 365
Before a Paintingp. 366
I Hear the Stars Still Singingp. 367
A Mid-Day Dreamerp. 367
The Temptressp. 368
The Ghost of Deacon Brownp. 368
"Lazy"p. 369
Omarp. 370
Voluptasp. 370
The Word of an Engineerp. 371
The Gift to Singp. 372
Morning, Noon and Nightp. 372
The Awakeningp. 373
Venus in a Gardenp. 373
"Nobody's Lookin' But de Owl and de Moon"p. 374
"You's Sweet to Yo' Mammy Jes de Same"p. 374
"July in Georgy"p. 375
"Dat Gal O' Mine"p. 375
"The Seasons"p. 376
"'Possum Song"p. 376
"An Explanation"p. 378
"De Little Pickaninny's Gone to Sleep"p. 378
"Harlem: The Culture Capital," Survey 53 (1925): 635-39p. 380
"Now We Have the Blues," New York Amsterdam News, July 7, 1926p. 388
"Romance and Tragedy in Harlem: A Review of Carl Van Vechten's Nigger Heaven," Opportunity 4 (1926): 316-17, 330p. 392
"Race Prejudice and the Negro Artist," Harper's Magazine 157 (1928): 769-76p. 397
"Double Audience Makes Road Hard for Negro Authors," Philadelphia Tribune, November 29, 1928p. 408
"Negro Authors and White Publishers," Crisis 36 (1929): 228-29p. 413
"Jubilee Day," speech given at Fisk University, October 7, 1933p. 416
The College Years (1890-1894)
"The Best Methods of Removing the Disabilities of Caste from the Negro," paper presented at Atlanta University, May 1892p. 423
"A Tribute to Frederick Douglass," paper presented at Atlanta University, January 1893p. 427
College Poems
"The Class of '94"p. 431
"Grandmother's Bible"p. 435
"A Dream"p. 435
"Sonnet"p. 436
"Sonnet--The Secret"p. 436
"Class Poem"p. 437
Notesp. 443
Bibliographyp. 445
Indexp. 449
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ISBN: 9780195076455
ISBN-10: 0195076451
Series: The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 18th May 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.1  x 3.53
Weight (kg): 0.91

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