God's trombones: seven Negro sermons in verse

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As a young man in the late 1800s, James Weldon Johnson was profoundly influenced by the sermons he heard by the renowned black preachers of the day. Later in life, he transformed his memories into magnificent poems about Creation, the Flood, the Crucifixion, the Prodigal Son, Noah's Ark, Judgment Day, and other stories from the Bible. Published in 1927, during the Harlem Renaissance, God's Trombones became one of Johnson's most celebrated works.

In the early 1990s, several of New York City's most prominent African-American ministers gave voice to Johnson's words for a PBS broadcast. Now available for the first time on CD, this celebration of one of the great literary achievements of the Harlem Renaissance features moving performances by actor Joe Morton ( Brother From Another Planet , actor Robert Earl Jones (father of James), and Reverend Calvin O. Butts of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, among others.

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Grouping Title god s trombones seven negro sermons in verse
Grouping Author johnson james weldon
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subject_facet African American preaching, African Americans -- Religion -- Sermons, American poetry -- African American authors, Audiobooks, Sermons, American -- African American authors
title_display God's trombones : seven Negro sermons in verse
title_full God's trombones : seven Negro sermons in verse / by James Weldon Johnson ; drawings by Aaron Douglas ; lettering by C. B. Falls, God's trombones : seven Negro sermons in verse / by James Weldon Johnson, drawings by Aaron Douglas, lettering by C.B. Falls, God's trombones [sound recording] : seven Negro sermons in verse / by James Weldon Johnson
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title_sub seven Negro sermons in verse
topic_facet African American authors, African American preaching, African Americans, American poetry, Audiobooks, Religion, Sermons, Sermons, American