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James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938)

American poet, novelist and essayist James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville, FL, in 1871. He came from a musically inclined family--his brother was noted composer and songwriter J. Rosamond Johnson--and received his B.A. from Atlanta University and his M.A. from that institution two years later, a significant accomplishment in an era when ... See full bio »


(age 67) in Wiscasset, Maine, USA

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Infinite Soundtrack
Do the Right Thing Soundtrack
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Five Writer


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 1981 God's Trombones (TV Movie) (source material)
 1968 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (based on his free verse "God's Trombones" - 1 episode)
- Trumpets of the Lord (1968) ... (based on his free verse "God's Trombones")
 1963 Sunday Story (TV Series) (poem: God's Trombones - 4 episodes)
- Judgment Day (1963) ... (poem: God's Trombones)
- The Flood (1963) ... (poem: God's Trombones)
- The Garden (1963) ... (poem: God's Trombones)
- The Creation (1963) ... (poem: God's Trombones)
 1951 Five (poem "Creation")
 1945 Go Down, Death! (poem)
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Book: "God's Trombones" See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »


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Pictured on a 22¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Black Heritage USA series, issued 2 February 1988. See more »

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