Johnson, Georgia Douglas


Johnson, Georgia Douglas
(1886-1966)
   The noted African American poet and activist also wrote plays of enduring interest, notably the one-act folk tragedies A Sunday Morning in the South (1925) and Plumes (1927). Born in Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and married Henry Lincoln Johnson in 1903. They moved to Washington, D.C., in 1909, and she became active in various causes, attracting educational and arts leaders to her home. Besides several volumes of poetry, her published plays include Blue Blood (1927) and Frederick Douglass (1935).

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