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James Weldon Johnson

Author (17-Jun-1871 — 26-Jun-1938)


Robert E. Fleming (editor). James Weldon Johnson and Arna Wendell Bontemps: A Reference Guide. G. K. Hall. 1978. 149pp.

Robert E. Fleming. James Weldon Johnson. Twayne. 1987.

James Weldon Johnson. Along This Way: The Autobiography of James Weldon Johnson. New York: Viking Press. 1933. 418pp.

Richard Kostelanetz. Politics in the African-American Novel: James Weldon Johnson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1991. 200pp.

Eugene D. Levy. James Weldon Johnson: Black leader, Black voice. University of Chicago Press. 1973.

Kenneth M. Price; Lawrence J. Oliver (editors). Critical Essays on James Weldon Johnson. Twayne. 1997. 252pp.

Ellen Tarry. Young Jim: The Early Years of James Weldon Johnson. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co.. 1967. 230pp.

Sondra Kathryn Wilson (editor). In Search of Democracy: The NAACP Writings of James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins, 1920-1977. Oxford University Press. 1999. 544pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.617)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.350)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.789)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.552)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.129)

  12. Twentieth Century Authors (p.728)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.385)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.533)

  15. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.470)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.376)

  17. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.177-80)

  18. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.502)

  19. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.555)

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