Vintage James Weldon Johnson Afro-American Author Civil Activist's Book "God's Trombones Seven Negro Sermons In Verse" 1945 Negro Poetry

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Vintage from the 1940s

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the gifted James Weldon Johnson.....

a spiritual vintage read....."God's Trombones".....by James Weldon Johnson.....self-described as "Seven Negro Sermons In Verse".....1945.....hardcover....56 pages....illustrated by the famous Afro-American illustrator Aaron Douglas.

an easy to read record of the sermons of preachers of old.....when sermons were spoken from the heart....not scripted.....while the music (sacred and secular), the folk tales, and the dances of the American Negro have been preserved.....their methods of preaching have been overlooked & passed by...."The old-time Negro preacher has not yet been given the niche in which he properly belongs.....where Negro idioms mix with Bible English."

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) excelled as an author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, song-writer, civil activist.....and even as an adviser to President Teddy Roosevelt.....at the same time as he was helping the newly formed NAACP.

Johnson chose the accomplished Afro-American artist Aaron Douglas (1899-1949) to illustrate this book.....largely due to his stature in the Harlem, NY Renaissance Movement.

among the sermons discussed are: "The Creation;" "Noah Built The Ark;" "Let My People Go;" "Go Down Death - A Funeral Sermon;" and more.

this thought-provoking book is in good condition with a few cosmetic issues....the cloth covers are stained & faded, but the binding is tight....the text is clean & complete although toned....there are no rips, tears, repairs, or scribblings to the text.....but there is a old foxing-like stain inside the front cover as if from a bookplate.

spiritual messages presented in a "folky" way.

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the gifted James Weldon Johnson.....

a spiritual vintage read....."God's Trombones".....by James Weldon Johnson.....self-described as "Seven Negro Sermons In Verse".....1945.....hardcover....56 pages....illustrated by the famous Afro-American illustrator Aaron Douglas.

an easy to read record of the sermons of preachers of old.....when sermons were spoken from the heart....not scripted.....while the music (sacred and secular), the folk tales, and the dances of the American Negro have been preserved.....their methods of preaching have been overlooked & passed by...."The old-time Negro preacher has not yet been given the niche in which he properly belongs.....where Negro idioms mix with Bible English."

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) excelled as an author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, song-writer, civil activist.....and even as an adviser to President Teddy Roosevelt.....at the same time as he was helping the newly formed NAACP.

Johnson chose the accomplished Afro-American artist Aaron Douglas (1899-1949) to illustrate this book.....largely due to his stature in the Harlem, NY Renaissance Movement.

among the sermons discussed are: "The Creation;" "Noah Built The Ark;" "Let My People Go;" "Go Down Death - A Funeral Sermon;" and more.

this thought-provoking book is in good condition with a few cosmetic issues....the cloth covers are stained & faded, but the binding is tight....the text is clean & complete although toned....there are no rips, tears, repairs, or scribblings to the text.....but there is a old foxing-like stain inside the front cover as if from a bookplate.

spiritual messages presented in a "folky" way.

WE SHIP WORLD WIDE..... options cheerfully provided.

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