The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man Summary
James Weldon Johnson

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The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man Summary

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man was first published anonymously in 1912, which made it appear an authentic autobiography. It is, in fact, a fictitious work by James Weldon Johnson, a writer, musician, and activist. The novel was published again in 1927 under the author’s own name. While the unnamed narrator, the ex-colored man, shares some characteristics with Johnson, it is not representative of the author’s life. The novel remains one of Johnson...

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