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James Weldon Johnson Quotes
My luck at the gambling table was varied; sometimes I was fifty to a hundred dollars ahead, and at other times I had to borrow money from my fellow workmen to settle my room rent and pay for my meals.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
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|Birth:||17th June, 1871|
|Death:||26th June, 1938|
|Profession:||Activist, Author, Diplomat, Lawyer, Lyricist, Poet, Professor|
James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. He was an American author, professor, diplomat, lawyer, poet, songwriter and civil rights activist. He earned a BA degree from Atlanta University in 1894. He received an Honorary master's degree from Atlanta University in 1904. He is best remembered for his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, where he started working in 1917. He was appointed under President Theodore Roosevelt as US consul in Venezuela and Nicaragua for most of the period from 1906 to 1913. In 1934 he was the first African-American professor to be hired at New York University. Later in life he was a professor of creative literature and writing at Fisk University. He wrote several books include: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man(novel), Fifty Years and Other Poems( poetry), The Book of American Negro Poetry, God's Trombones(poetry), Along This Way(memoir), Negro Americans, What Now?(essay), and Saint Peter Relates an Incident(poetry).
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