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

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

By James Weldon Johnson
Read by Richard Allen

Dreamscape 9780451600295
6.09 Hours Unabridged
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Originally published anonymously in 1912, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man revealed as never before the color line dividing America, and the price it exacted on those souls who could traverse the two worlds. The book presents the fictional account of “an ex-colored man”—an African-American who could pass for white—as he attempts to choose which side of the line will better suit his life, and his psyche. Later properly republished as the work of James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man has gone on to become a classic novel of the early twentieth century.

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Originally published anonymously in 1912, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man revealed as never before the color line dividing America, and the price it exacted on those souls who could traverse the two worlds. The book presents the fictional account of “an ex-colored man”—an African-American who could pass for white—as he attempts to choose which side of the line will better suit his life, and his psyche. Later properly republished as the work of James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man has gone on to become a classic novel of the early twentieth century.

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Author Bio: James Weldon Johnson

Author Bio: James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was an American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist. James is remembered best for his leadership within the NAACP, as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and collections of folklore. His most famous book is The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. He also published The Book of American Negro Spirituals, Black Manhattan, and Negro Americans, What Now? One of the first African American professors at New York University, James also served as a professor of creative literature and writing at Fisk University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English