2013 Reprint of 1912 Edition. Full facsimile of the original text,
not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "The
Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson is the
fictional telling of the story 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 century. The
Ex-Colored Man was forced to choose between embracing his black
heritage and culture by expressing himself through the
African-American musical genre ragtime, or by "passing" and living
obscurely as a mediocre middle-class white man. Though the title
suggests otherwise, the book is not an autobiography but a novel.
However, the book is based on the lives of people Johnson knew and
from events in his own life. Johnson's text is an example of a
"roman a clef."
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James Weldon Johnson
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