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The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face by James Weldon Johnson

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April 1, 2017

The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face

James Weldon Johnson

About This Poem


"The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face" was published in Fifty Years & Other Poems (The Cornhill Company, 1917).


James Weldon Johnson was born on June 17, 1871, in Jacksonville, Florida. His collections of poetry include God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (Viking Press, 1927) and Saint Peter Relates an Incident of the Resurrection Day (Viking Press, 1930). He died on June 26, 1938.


Photo credit: Carl Van Vechten


Poetry by Johnson


James Weldon Johnson: Writings

(Library of America, 2004)

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