Serving as Visiting Professor of Creative Literature at NYU and working as an author of various published works throughout his career, James Weldon Johnson was an artist as well as an activist for racial justice for blacks. During his service as Secretary, then Vice President and member of the Board of Directors for the NAACP, Weldon’s efforts for racial equality extended beyond the borders of America. Weldon headed an investigation into America’s dealings with Haiti, an investigation which led to the restoration of Haitian sovereignty. Here his poems from the collection, God’s Trombones are recited by artist Bryce Bond. Liner notes include poem texts and biographies.