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James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and early civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered for his leadership within the NAACP as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and anthologies. He was also the first African-American professor at New York University. Later in life he was a professor of creative literature and writing at Fisk University.

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Famous poems by James Weldon Johnson 63 total

O Black And Unknown Bards
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Go Down, Death
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Ma Lady's Lips Am Like De Honey
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The Prodigal Son
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A Mid-Day Dreamer
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You's Sweet to Yo' Mammy de Same
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Prayer At Sunrise
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Morning, Noon and Night
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An Explanation 121 ViewsRate it:
The Gift to Sing
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From The Spanish 114 ViewsRate it:
Mother Night
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Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl An' De Moon
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Ghosts Of The Old Year
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Beauty that Is Never Old
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The Reward 107 ViewsRate it:
The Young Warrior
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Possum Song
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The Color Sergeant
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The White Witch
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I Hear The Stars Still Singing 98 ViewsRate it:
Dat Gal o' Mine 97 ViewsRate it:
Down By the Carib Sea
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Listen, Lord: A Prayer
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And the Greatest of These Is War
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Father, Father Abraham
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Her Eyes Twin Pools
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Sence You Went Away
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Lift Every Voice and Sing
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Before a Painting
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Brer Rabbit You's de Cutes' of 'Em All
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The Glory of the Day Was In Her Face
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A Banjo Song 79 ViewsRate it:
To Horace Bumstead
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Voluptas 76 ViewsRate it:
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The Awakening
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The Temptress
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Fifty Years (1863-1913)
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From The Spanish Of Placido
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Venus in the Garden
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The Creation
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To America 62 ViewsRate it:
Deep In the Quiet Wood
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The Rivals
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A Poet To His Baby Son
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The Black Mammy
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From The German Of Uhland
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July In Georgy
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The Seasons
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The Suicide
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The Word Of An Engineer
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The Ghost of Deacon Brown
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De Little Pickaninny's Gone to Sleep 41 ViewsRate it:
Omar 39 ViewsRate it:
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O Southland!
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Girl of Fifteen
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