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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 week of September 14th, 2014.James Weldon Johnson served as U. S. Consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua, was an early leader in the NAACP and contributed to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. He had a broad appreciation for black artists, musicians and writers, and worked to heighten awareness of their creativity. (from Wikipedia)

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FIFTY YEARS & OTHER POEMS

BY

JAMES WELDON JOHNSON

AUTHOR OF

"THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX COLORED MAN," ETC.

With an Introduction by

BRANDER MATTHEWS

THE CORNHILL COMPANY BOSTON 1917

To

G. N. F.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

For permission to reprint certain poems in this book thanks are due to the editors and proprietors of the Century Magazine , the Independent , The Crisis , The New York Times , and the following copyright holders, G. Ricordi and Company, G. Schirmer and Company, and Joseph W. Stern and Company.

CONTENTS

Fifty Years

To America

O Black and Unknown Bards

O Southland

To Horace Bumstead

The Color Sergeant

The Black Mammy

Father, Father Abraham

Brothers

Fragment

The White Witch

Mother Night

The Young Warrior

The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face

From the Spanish of Plácido

From the Spanish

From the German of Uhland

Before a Painting

I Hear the Stars Still Singing

Girl of Fifteen

The Suicide

Down by the Carib Sea I... Continue reading book >>


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