The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by James Weldon Johnson (Author)

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912/1927) by James Weldon Johnson is the fictional account of a young biracial man, referred to only as the "Ex-Colored Man," living in post-Reconstruction era America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He lives through a variety of experiences, including witnessing a lynching, that convince him to "pass" as white to secure his safety and advancement, but he feels as if he has given up his dream of "glorifying" the black race by composing ragtime music.

Book details

Publication date
September 06, 2020
Publisher
ISBN
9788835890355
File size
845 KB