Friday, April 18, 2014

Bronze : A Book of Verses by Georgia Douglas Johnson (1922)

Georgia Douglas Johnson

Georgia Douglas Johnson was born on September 10, 1880 in Atlanta, Georgia to Laura Douglass and George Camp.  Johnson grew up primarily in Rome, Georgia, however she received education in Rome as well as in Atlanta.  Johnson attended and graduated from Atlanta University’s Normal School in 1896, and she began teaching in Marietta Georgia.  After some time Johnson returned to Atlanta where she was hired as an assistant principal.  Johnson moved to Cleveland, Ohio to study piano, harmony, and voice and from 1902-1903 she attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.  On September 28, 1903 Georgia Douglass Johnson married Lincoln Johnson who was a lawyer in Atlanta and a respected member of the Republican party.

In 1922 she republished her second book of poetry entitled “Bronze” with a foreword by W.E.B DuBois, who was a harsh critique.  After Douglass Johnson’s second book of poetry  established her as the most widely published of Black women poets during the Harlem Renaissance.

Author: Johnson, Georgia Douglas Camp, 1886-1966; Daniel Murray Collection
(Library of Congress) DLC
Subject: African American women; African Americans
Publisher: Boston : B.J. Brimmer Co.
Possible copyright status: The Library of Congress
is unaware of any copyright restrictions for this item.
Language: English
Call number: 9663526
Digitizing sponsor: Sloan Foundation
Book contributor: The Library of Congress
Collection: library_of_congress; americana

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