James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)

A selective list of online literary criticism for the nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American poet and novelist James Weldon Johnson, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars, and articles published in peer and editor reviewed sources


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introduction & literary criticism

James Weldon Johnson. An introduction to Johnson from the educational publisher Gale/Cengage.

James Weldon Johnson. A web site on James Weldon Johnson includes information on his life and career, and brief excerpts of reputable critical discussions of some of his poems. Ed. Cary Nelson. Modern American Poetry (U of Illinois).

James Weldon Johnson. A brief introduction to Johnson from the Academy of American Poets

James Weldon Johnson. A very brief profile from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library

Recommended reading list for The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, from Professor Donna Campbell

Strategies for teaching James Weldon Johnson, ed. Arthenia J. Bates Millican, from educational publisher Heath


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