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James Weldon Johnson – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by James Weldon Johnson

 

I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle.

– James Weldon Johnson


The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South.

– James Weldon Johnson


The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning and today it is being fought out over his social recognition.

– James Weldon Johnson


The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice.

– James Weldon Johnson