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

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"The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" is James Weldon's Johnson fictional account of a light-skinned mulatto who can pass for white. The anonymous narrator is the son of a black mother and a white father living in the early part of the 20th century in the rural south, the urban north and in Europe. The novel masterfully explores the complexity of race relations between whites and blacks in America and the search for racial identity by one of mixed ethnicity.

About James Weldon Johnson

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James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) is the author of The Autobiography of an Ex- Colored Man and the books of verse God's Trombones and Complete Poems.Sondra Kathryn Wilson is the executor of James Weldon Johnson's literary estate and the editor of several volumes of his writings.
Published February 1, 1990 by Penguin Classic. 194 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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