Amelia E. Johnson
Amelia E. Johnson (Amelia Etta Hall Johnson, 1858–1922) was a writer of novels, short fiction and poetry, born in Toronto, Canada. As an editor she sought to encourage other writers with African American ancestry by publishing their works in a short periodical. Writing under the name "Mrs. A. E. Johnson," her approach to fiction has been compared to Emma Dunham Kelley and Paul Laurence Dunbar, focusing on the social circumstances of her characters rather than identifying ethnic or "racial" aspects. The study of her works by literary critics after a century of obscurity renewed interest in Johnson, though she had been praised by her contemporaries. Johnson's works include children's literature, Sunday school fiction, and three novels: Clarence and Corrinne (American Baptist Publication Soci
Amelia E. Johnson
Amelia E. Johnson (Amelia Etta Hall Johnson, 1858–1922) was a writer of novels, short fiction and poetry, born in Toronto, Canada. As an editor she sought to encourage other writers with African American ancestry by publishing their works in a short periodical. Writing under the name "Mrs. A. E. Johnson," her approach to fiction has been compared to Emma Dunham Kelley and Paul Laurence Dunbar, focusing on the social circumstances of her characters rather than identifying ethnic or "racial" aspects. The study of her works by literary critics after a century of obscurity renewed interest in Johnson, though she had been praised by her contemporaries. Johnson's works include children's literature, Sunday school fiction, and three novels: Clarence and Corrinne (American Baptist Publication Soci