The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man - James Weldon Johnson

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

By James Weldon Johnson

  • Release Date: 1927-01-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 52 Ratings)
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  • Description

    This fascinating story follows the life of young biracial man in early twentieth century America. He must confront not only the racism of the society around him, but also his own racial demons. As the novel progresses, the young man finds himself faced with the dilemma of embracing his blackness and continuing on a brilliant career as a musician, or "passing" as a white man and earning a place of mediocrity within white society.


    • Good, but slow

      By Cat.lady.k
      I had to read this book for an English class, and I would recommend this book as a must read for every person. All aspects of the "race question" relevant in that time and now are addressed in full vigor. It's an interesting walk through a mixed mans life as he teaches us about race relations through his success, failure, happinesses, and trials.
    • The autobiography of an ex colored man

      By +kookster+
      Very good! Interesting insight from another angle...
    • Great Read!

      By missbeavers
      Really enjoyed this book from beginning to end & loved the journey it takes you on the whole time!
    • Surprising

      By Olive ram qwerty
      When I first started to read this book. I didn't know what to expect. It was a great boom overall. I love just getting the feel of reading the novel from the perspective of an African American.