James Weldon Johnson: Black Leader, Black Voice.
“I will not allow one prejudiced person or one million or one hundred million to blight my life…”
First edition of this biography of this remarkable black American; lawyer, author, librettist, journalist, civil rights leader, educator. Born in Florida, Johnson’s multi-faceted life was one of fierce conviction and self confidence in the face of obstacles and frustrations. John Hope Franklin, series editor, contends that Johnson’s unusual life was not just so for one who was black, but a life that made Johnson one of the “very unusual men of the century.”
Description: James Weldon Johnson: Black Leader, Black Voice.
Chicago and London: University of Chicago, (1973). 380pp. First Edition. Inscribed and Signed by the Editor, John Hope Franklin. Publisher’s cloth. Very good, in a dust jacket in like condition. Faint spotting to edges of text block.