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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man - Penguin Twentieth Century Classics Author:James Weldon Johnson, William L. Andrews Remarkable novel relates, through an anonymous narrator, events in the life of an American of mixed ethnicity whose exceptional abilities allow him to move freely in society—from the rural South to the urban North and eventually, Europe. A revolutionary work which not only probes the psychological aspects of "passing for white" but also ex... more »amines the American caste and class system.« less
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I was quite surprised by this book. It was a very interesting glance into the early 1900s. I found myself feeling bad for the man. Between two diametrically opposing worlds. Extremely interesting slice of life.