The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man

The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man

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ISBN-13: 9780809000326
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 03/01/1991
Series: American Century Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 1,162,897
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was a prolific writer and legendary civil rights activist who produced several novels, a pioneering work of cultural history, the first major anthology of black poetry, and numerous treatises on race relations. He served as U.S. consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua and as secretary of the NAACP.

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Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
This isn’t the usual historical biography from a black man. He’s able to pass as black or white and has a privileged upbringing. He has a unique perspective of just being a man during the times of segregation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man was an excellent read and quite thought provoking. I rarely find books that I'm willing to read twice but I would read this book over and over again. In my opinion Johnson's one of the best classic writer's of his time. He writes with a brillance, which was way ahead of his time. He protrays a message that outlines the answer for the race question for both Black & White. He's a great inspiration to enhance the dream searcher. Most of all he gave me hope.