Extra ReadingRead "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson. See if the readers notice similar themes or writing styles. Ask the students to present a report on the book to the class.
InterviewWrite a list of interview questions for Johnson. Have one person play the journalist and the other Johnson. Have the students present their interview to the class.
Other interpretationsFind video interpretations of the author's work and present them to the class. The video clips may be found via Youtube or other online search engine. Ask the students to answer the following question; How is Johnson's work interpreted?
Photo collageCreate photo collages of events or symbolism depicted in one of Johnson's poems. The collages should be presented to the class.
Letter to JohnsonWrite letters to Johnson asking him to explain one of his poems or one aspect of his...
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