"This collection of poems attempts to recreate a vanishing part of Black American spiritual culture - the inspirational sermons of old-time Negro preachers. Using punctuation and line arrangements he captures the fervour of the congregation and underlines the importance of these sermons in the development of Black culture. James Wheldon Johnson is the author of 'Along this Way' and 'The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man'."--www.amazon.com (Nov. 8, 2010).; Listen Lord, a prayer -- The creation -- The prodigal son -- Go down death: a funeral sermon -- Noah built the ark -- The crucifixion -- Let my people go -- The Judgment day.
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938--Criticism and interpretation.; Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. God's trombones.; Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938--Versification.; Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938--Literary style.
African Americans--Literary collections.; African American intellectuals--Biography.; Literature; Poetry as Topic
"William L. Andrews selected the contents and wrote the notes for this volume"--Page [vii].; A compilation of works by the African-American writer includes the author's modernist novel "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man," as well as a selection of his essays, topical editorials from the New York Age, and poetry and lyrics, including "God's Trombones.".; The autobiography of an ex-colored man.; Along this way.; Editorials from The New York age (1914-23). Do you read Negro papers? -- President Wilson's "New freedom" and the Negro -- 22 calibre statesmen -- Uncle Tom's cabin and the clansman -- The passing of Jack Johnson -- A trap -- "The poor white musician" -- Stranger than fiction -- Saluting the flag -- Responsibilities and opportunities of the Colored ministry -- Under the dome of the Capitol -- The silent parade -- An army with banners -- Experienced men wanted -- "Why should a Negro fight?" -- "Negro" with a big "n" -- Protesting women and the war -- The Japanese question in California -- The "Jim Crow" car in Congress -- A real poet -- Marcus Garvey's inferiority complex -- The new exodus.; Selected essays (1991-28). The riots -- Self-determining Haiti -- Preface to The book of American Negro poetry -- Lynching : America's national disgrace -- Preface to The second book of Negro spirituals -- The dilemma of the Negro author -- Race prejudice and the Negro artist.; from Black Manhattan.; Selected poems. Under the bamboo tree.; Selected poems. from Fifty years & other poems. Fifty years ; To America ; O black and unknown bards ; Brothers ; Fragment ; The white witch ; Mother night ; Girl of fifteen ; Down by the Carib sea ; Sence you went away ; Nobody's lookin' but de owl an' de moon ; 'Possum song ; Brer Rabbit, you's de cutes' of 'em all.; Selected poems. God's trombones. Preface ; Listen, Lord : a prayer ; The creation ; The prodigal son ; Go down death : a funeral sermon ; Noah built the Ark ; The Crucifixion ; Let my people go ; The Judgment Day.; Selected poems. from Saint Peter relates an incident. Saint Peter relates an incident of the Resurrection Day ; My city ; If I were Paris ; Lift every voice and sing.; The autobiography of an ex-colored man -- Along this way -- New York Age editorials -- Selected essays -- Black Manhattan -- Selected poems.
1 videodisc (approximately 27 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938--Film adaptations.; African Americans--Poetry--Juvenile fiction.; Bible stories, English--Juvenile fiction.; Spirituals (Songs)--Juvenile fiction.; Religious poetry--Juvenile fiction.; Sermons--Juvenile fiction.
Standard format.; Clay animation.; Originally produced in 1981.; Animated version of three sermons in verse based on Johnson's memories of Black preachers in the late 1800's. Demonstrates the power of traditional black preaching styles, while using dance, drama, and music to illustrate the original Bible-based text.; The creation / narrated by James Earl Jones -- The great white hope / narrated by James Earl Jones -- Genesis / narrated by James Earl Jones -- The prodigal son / narrated by Dorian Harewood -- Go down death / narrated by Dorian Harewood.
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