The Gift To Sing
Description The Gift To Sing
LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Gift To Sing by James Weldon Johnson.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 9, 2019.
James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, civil rights activist. He was married to civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson. James Weldon Johnson is best remembered for his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he started working in 1917. Johnson established his reputation as a writer, and was known during the Harlem Renaissance for his poems, novels, and anthologies collecting both poems and spirituals of black culture. - Summary by Wikipedia