The Book of American Negro Poetry

James Weldon JOHNSON (1871 - 1938)

The Book of American Negro Poetry is one of the earliest and most essential anthologies of African-American verse ever brought to print. Edited by writer and diplomat James Weldon Johnson, this collection was published with the hope of bringing to the public a greater awareness of the art and literature created by Black writers. This is the first edition of this long-republished anthology and collects seminal works by Paul Dunbar, W.E.B. Du Bois, Claude McKay, Leslie Hill, James Corrothers, and many more. - Summary by ChuckW

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 PREFACE (PART ONE) Etext Jim Locke
00:48:47
Play 02 PREFACE (PART TWO) Etext Jim Locke
00:32:07
Play 03 PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
00:17:20
Play 04 JAMES EDWIN CAMPBELL Etext Kahlil B
00:09:38
Play 05 JAMES D. CORROTHERS Etext Foon
00:10:49
Play 06 DANIEL WEBSTER DAVIS Etext DavidG
00:04:35
Play 07 WILLIAM H. A. MOORE Etext Kahlil B
00:05:01
Play 08 W. E. BURGHARDT DU BOIS Etext Farnood
00:07:51
Play 09 GEORGE MARION McCLELLAN Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
00:06:25
Play 10 WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE Etext Farnood
00:06:51
Play 11 GEORGE REGINALD MARGETSON Etext Farnood
00:05:12
Play 12 JAMES WELDON JOHNSON Etext Jim Locke
00:20:55
Play 13 JOHN WESLEY HOLLOWAY Etext DavidG
00:08:29
Play 14 LESLIE PINCKNEY HILL Etext DavidG
00:06:15
Play 15 EDWARD SMYTH JONES Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
00:04:00
Play 16 RAY G. DANDRIDGE Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
00:07:07
Play 17 FENTON JOHNSON Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
00:08:26
Play 18 R. NATHANIEL DETT Etext Michele Fry
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Play 19 GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON Etext AnnaLisa Bodtker
00:04:22
Play 20 CLAUDE McKAY Etext Larry Wilson
00:15:36
Play 21 JOSEPH S. COTTER, JR. Etext Larry Wilson
00:04:33
Play 22 ROSCOE C. JAMISON Etext DavidG
00:01:51
Play 23 JESSIE FAUSET Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 24 ANNE SPENCER Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
00:10:10
Play 25 ALEX ROGERS Etext DavidG
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Play 26 WAVERLEY TURNER CARMICHAEL Etext Larry Wilson
00:01:46
Play 27 ALICE DUNBAR-NELSON Etext Larry Wilson
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Play 28 CHARLES BERTRAM JOHNSON Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
00:04:14
Play 29 OTTO LEYLAND BOHANAN Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 30 THEODORE HENRY SHACKLEFORD Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 31 LUCIAN B. WATKINS Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
00:02:31
Play 32 BENJAMIN BRAWLEY Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
00:03:03
Play 33 JOSHUA HENRY JONES, JR. Etext Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 34 APPENDIX Etext Kahlil B
00:04:22
Play 35 BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF AUTHORS Etext Chuck Williamson
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