The Autobiography Of An Ex Colored Man

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 108 pages
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As soon as we landed, four of us went directly to a lodging-house in 27th Street, just west of Sixth Avenue. The house was run by a short, stout mulatto man, who was exceedingly talkative and inquisitive. In fifteen minutes he not only knew the history of the past life of each one of us, but had a clearer idea of what we intended to do in the future than we ourselves.

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The ending though is perhaps the worse of all. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Elijah Short - Goodreads

They synopsis was relatable perhaps I say this being a colored man as well; don't know how much of an ex one I am. Yet, nonetheless, I found it rather bland and unmoving. In the introduction Carl ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eugenie - Goodreads

Beautifully written but .........I may write a full review sometime. Read full review

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Born in Jacksonville Fla. in 1871, James Weldon Johnson was one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. His career was varied and included periods as a teacher, lawyer, songwriter (with his brother J. Rosamond Johnson), and diplomat (as United States Consul to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, from 1906 to 1909). Among his most famous writings are Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, published anonymously in 1912, and God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1927), the winner of the Harmon Gold Award. He was also editor of several anthologies of African-American poetry and spirituals, and in 1933 his autobiography, Along This Way, was published. He served as Secretary to the NAACP from 1916 to 1930 and was a professor of literature at Fisk University in Nashville from 1930 until his death in 1938.

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