ALONG THIS WAY

The Autobiography of James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson

 First published in 1933, this is the extraordinary story of a truly remarkable American life, that of James Weldon Johnsona leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance who triumphed over institutionalized racism to become a celebrated educator, lawyer, diplomat, editor, novelist, poet, and reformer. Johnson illustrates through his multiple careers the full contexts of the black struggle and the importance to produce great literature and art, to advance the placement of African-Americans in America.

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 First published in 1933, this is the extraordinary story of a truly remarkable American life, that of James Weldon Johnsona leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance who triumphed over institutionalized racism to become a celebrated educator, lawyer, diplomat, editor, novelist, poet, and reformer. Johnson illustrates through his multiple careers the full contexts of the black struggle and the importance to produce great literature and art, to advance the placement of African-Americans in America.

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  • Penguin Classics
  • Paperback
  • February 2008
  • 448 Pages
  • 9780143105176

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About James Weldon Johnson

 Beginning with his birth in Jacksonville, Florida, James Weldon Johnson,defined his role in the Harlem Renaissance, and his later years as a professor and civil rights reformer, Along This Way is an inspiring classic of African American literature.