Fifty years & Other Poems

James Weldon JOHNSON (1871 - 1938)

This is a collection of poems by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson was an early civil rights activist, and this theme is the basis for many of the poems in this collection as well. This volume also contains an introduction by Brander Matthews.The first half of this volume contains poems in classical style and form, the second half of this collection is a set of "Jingles & Croons". - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction by Brander Matthews Larry Wilson
00:05:31
Play 02 Fifty Years Lynda Marie Neilson
00:06:44
Play 03 To America Nemo
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Play 04 O Black and Unknown Bards Lynda Marie Neilson
00:03:59
Play 05 O Southland Lynda Marie Neilson
00:02:01
Play 06 To Horace Bumstead Phil Schempf
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Play 07 The Color Sergeant Nemo
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Play 08 The Black Mammy Nemo
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Play 09 Father, Father Abraham Phil Schempf
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Play 10 Brothers Nemo
00:04:58
Play 11 Fragment Nemo
00:02:17
Play 12 The White Witch Nemo
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Play 13 Mother Night Nemo
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Play 14 The Young Warrior Phil Schempf
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Play 15 The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 16 From the Spanish of Plácido Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 17 From the Spanish Lynda Marie Neilson
00:00:41
Play 18 From the German of Uhland Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 19 Before a Painting Nemo
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Play 20 I Hear the Stars Still Singing Larry Wilson
00:00:37
Play 21 Girl of Fifteen Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 22 The Suicide Nemo
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Play 23 Down by the Carib Sea Lynda Marie Neilson
00:07:40
Play 24 The Greatest of These Is War Nemo
00:04:17
Play 25 A Mid-Day Dreamer Larry Wilson
00:01:12
Play 26 The Temptress Corey Matlak
00:01:35
Play 27 Ghosts of the Old Year Nemo
00:02:04
Play 28 The Ghost of Deacon Brown Corey Matlak
00:01:33
Play 29 Lazy Lynda Marie Neilson
00:01:59
Play 30 Omar Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 31 Deep in the Quiet Wood Larry Wilson
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Play 32 Voluptas Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 33 The Word of an Engineer Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 34 Life Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 35 Sleep Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 36 Prayer at Sunrise Larry Wilson
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Play 37 The Gift to Sing McKinnie Lee Sizemore
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Play 38 Morning, Noon and Night Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 39 Her Eyes Twin Pools McKinnie Lee Sizemore
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Play 40 The Awakening Nemo
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Play 41 Beauty That Is Never Old Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 42 Venus in a Garden Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 43 Vashti Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 44 The Reward Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 45 Sence You Went Away Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 46 Ma Lady's Lips Am Like de Honey Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 47 Tunk Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 48 Nobody's Lookin' but de Owl an' de Moon Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 49 You's Sweet to Yo' Mammy Jes de Same Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 50 A Plantation Bacchanal Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 51 July in Georgy Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 52 A Banjo Song Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 53 Answer to Prayer Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 54 Dat Gal o' Mine Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 55 The Seasons Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 56 'Possum Song Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 57 Brer Rabbit, You'se de Cutes' of 'Em All Larry Wilson
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Play 58 An Explanation Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 59 De Little Pickaninny's Gone to Sleep Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 60 The Rivals Lynda Marie Neilson
00:12:42