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With a rare blend of pride and humility, Johnson recounts how he, among other accomplishments, became Florida's first black lawyer in 1898, a diplomat in Venezuela and Nicaragua, and lyricist for his brother Rosamond Johnson's famous song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing." Johnson's commentary on his epochal novel, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, as well as writings on his works of poetry--The Creation, God's Trombones, and Fifty Years and Other Poems--is priceless. Equally important are the logical and even-tempered opinions on race that he wrote for The New York Age, which offered comprehensive critiques of Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and Marcus Garvey, along with his analysis of the racial climate while serving as head of the NAACP. This remarkable man left a mark on the 20th century that goes beyond the boundary of race. --Eugene Holley Jr. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I am a great admirer of Mr. Johnson. He was a wonderful communicator.Published 15 days ago by Pastor Bob Baker
A refreshing perspective. The Author is extremely honest and describes two different world that one man rarely gets the opportunity to understand.Published 1 month ago by crisean nelson
I recommend this book to anyone of any age group. It provides a stunning narrative of life in post-Civil War America into the Harlem Renaissance. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LMG
I have read several books I feel gave the information in a better and more meaningful way.Published 1 month ago by leah Gifford
Helped me to better understand the thoughts and feelings of what they go through. Did not linger to long on any subject.Published 2 months ago by Nancy