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

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

By James Weldon Johnson

  • Release Date: 1927-01-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 88 Ratings


This fascinating story follows the life of young biracial man in early twentieth century America. He must confront not only the racism of the society around him, but also his own racial demons. As the novel progresses, the young man finds himself faced with the dilemma of embracing his blackness and continuing on a brilliant career as a musician, or "passing" as a white man and earning a place of mediocrity within white society.


  • The autobiography of an ex colored man

    By +kookster+
    Very good! Interesting insight from another angle...
  • Great Read!

    By missbeavers
    Really enjoyed this book from beginning to end & loved the journey it takes you on the whole time!
  • Surprising

    By Nashville Nick6
    When I first started to read this book. I didn't know what to expect. It was a great boom overall. I love just getting the feel of reading the novel from the perspective of an African American.