James Weldon Johnson

The Black Experience in America, 18th-20th Century, Vol. 1


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This is not the copyrighted work by Norman Coombs currently on Project Gutenberg but a collection of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, drama, an…

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man


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Johnson's only novel, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, was originally published anonymously in 1912. It is a fictional novel written …

30 American Poems


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This is a sequel of sorts to 37 American Poems, one of my first solos. Concentration here is on late 19th to early 20th Century works by US …

37 American Poems


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Here are 37 distinctively American poems, covering the mid-17th - early 20th Centuries, from Anne Bradstreet to Dorothy Parker's sole PD wor…

Grandma Janice's Poems and Stories


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The poems and stories in this collection were selected with the reader’s grandchildren in mind. “The Raggedy Man” and “Little Orphant Annie,…

The Word of an Engineer


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James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered f…

1912: Short Works Collection


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This is a collection of public domain works either published in 1912, or written in 1912 and published before 1923. The accent is on non-fic…

The Book of American Negro Poetry


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The Book of American Negro Poetry is one of the earliest and most essential anthologies of African-American verse ever brought to print. Edi…

The Upward Path: A Reader For Colored Children


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From the preface of the book: "To the present time, there has been no collection of stories and poems by Negro writers, which colored c…

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (version 2)


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The story of a biracial man living in the deep south after the reconstruction era. He is young and talented. Yet, in order for him to avoid …

Short Poetry Collection 116


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This is a collection of 25 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2013.

Short Poetry Collection 113


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2012.

Short Poetry Collection 140


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This is a collection of 32 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2015.

Short Poetry Collection 117


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This is a collection of 21 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2013.

Morning, Noon and Night


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 readings of Morning, Noon and Night by James Weldon Johnson. This was the weekly poetry project for the wee…

Deep In The Quiet Wood


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James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered f…

Short Poetry Collection 038


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 038: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 175


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This is a collection of 34 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2017.

Short Poetry Collection 005


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 005: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 184


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This is a collection of 38 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for September 2018.

Short Poetry Collection 148


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This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for September 2015.

Mother Night


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LibriVox volunteers bring you fifteen different readings of Mother Night, by James Weldon Johnson. This weekly poetry project (for the week …

Short Poetry Collection 036


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 036: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 173


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This is a collection of 41 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2017.

Short Poetry Collection 144


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This is a collection of 31 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2015.

Sunset in the Tropics


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of "Sunset in the Tropics." This is the Weekly Poetry for the week of August 10, 2014.…

The Gift To Sing


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Gift To Sing by James Weldon Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 9, 2019…

Short Poetry Collection 203


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This is a collection of 63 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for April 2020.

O Southland!


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In celebration of Juneteenth, LibriVox volunteers bring you five different versions of O Southland!, by James Weldon Johnson. This was the …

Fifty years & Other Poems


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This is a collection of poems by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson was an early civil rights activist, and this theme is the basis for many of t…

Sonnet (From the Spanish of Plácido)


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James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered f…

Short Poetry Collection 216


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This is a collection of 45 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for May 2021.