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  • Johnson's Intellectual Interests
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    Samuel Johnson Born: September 18, 1709 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England Died: December 13, 1784 in Bolt Court, England Nationality: British Occupation: Poet, Playwright, Journalist, Essayist, Critic Source: Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, Volume 2: Writers of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, 1660-1789. Gale Research, 1992. Table of Contents Biographical Essay Further Readings Works Although Johnson's output of writing was enormous, only a relatively small amount of ...
  • Naacp's First African American Secretary
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    Herman Beavers Johnson, James Weldon (17 June 1871-26 June 1938), civil-rights leader, poet, and novelist, was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of James Johnson, a resort hotel headwaiter, and Helen Dil let, a schoolteacher. He grew up in a secure, middle-class home in an era, Johnson recalled in Along This Way (1933), when "Jacksonville was known far and wide as a good town for Negroes" because of the jobs provided by its winter resorts. After completing the eighth grade at Stanton Gramma...
  • Johnson's Job Descriptions At Supreme Liberty Life
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    John H. Johnson was born January 19, 1918 in rural Arkansas City, Arkansas. His parents were Leroy Johnson and Gertrude Jenkins Johnson. His father was killed in a sawmill accident when little John was eight years old. He attended the community's overcrowded, segregated elementary school. In the early 1930's, there was no public high school for African-Americans in Arkansas. His mother heard of better opportunities for African-Americans in Chicago and saved her meager earnings as a washerwoman a...
  • Johnnie Johnson
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    VISIT: Get Ringtones Get Concert Tickets Chuck Berry News affects your music played in LAUNCHcast and Music Videos. Your Artist Rating: Why Rate? Johnnie B. Gone 04/13/2005 5: 31 PM, E! Online Josh Gross berg To paraphrase the old Chuck Berry tune, bye-bye, Johnnie. Johnnie Johnson, the rhythm-and-blues piano wizard whose pioneering partnership with Berry produced such indelible tracks as 'Roll over Beethoven' and 'No Particular Place To Go' and helped to lay the foundations for rock 'n' roll, d...
  • Highly Valuable Samuel Johnson Prize
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    Prize disappointment These are hard times. Those of us in the world of books who have, in the past, looked to literary prize ceremonies for a bit of harmless entertainment must confess to a mild sensation of disappointment this year. Whitbread passed with barely a frisson of controversy and, for once, it gave the prize to a worthy winner, Philip Pullman. The Orange Prize, awarded last week to Ann Pratchett for her novel Bel Canto, was so cool that you would have to pinch yourself to remember tha...

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