"God's Trombones" by James Weldon Johnson



At my first multicultural church, an African-American congregant introduced me to the works of James Weldon Johnson. He was an American author and civil rights activist in the early twentieth century, noted for his poems. God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse is a book of poems and one of his two noted works. My parents are currently attending a multicultural church in Milwaukee also looking into his work.


The African-American congregant performed "The Crucifixion" and other monologues at my first multicultural church in Chicago area. Sometimes she was accompanied by music; sometimes not. Powerful monologues like the works of James Weldon Johnson can work well for an offertory or "special music" in a multicultural church.

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