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James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered for his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he started working in 1917. In 1920 he was the first black to be chosen as executive secretary of the organization, effectively the operating officer. He served in that position from 1920 to 1930. Johnson established his reputation as a writer, and was known during the Harlem Renaissance for his poems, novels, and anthologies collecting both poems and spirituals of black culture.

James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered for his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he started working in 1917. In 1920 he was the first black to be chosen as executive secretary of the organization, effectively the operating officer. He served in that position from 1920 to 1930. Johnson established his reputation as a writer, and was known during the Harlem Renaissance for his poems, novels, and anthologies collecting both poems and spirituals of black culture.
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James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered for his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he started working in 1917. In 1920 he was the first black to be chosen as executive secretary of the organization, effectively the operating officer. He served in that position from 1920 to 1930. Johnson established his reputation as a writer, and was known during the Harlem Renaissance for his poems, novels, and anthologies collecting both poems and spirituals of black culture.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:13