James weldon johnsons discussion of racial segregation in the 20th century in his autobiography of a

Atlanta University Johnson entered Atlanta University at age 16 and received his degree in Studies in Black American Literature Washington: In "Along this Way" he gives us the story of a life both active and reflective.

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

He worked as field secretary, largely responsible for establishing local branches throughout the South and for increasing overall membership from 10, to 44, by the end of He offered suggestions for the economic and social development of Haiti.

His work at the NAACP was critical in two regards, dramactically expanding membership by organizing southern chapters of the group, and working with its dedicated team to promote anti-lynching legislation mob violence was A-OK with southern conservatives and moderates as long as it was white on black, in the 60s when urban unrest meant black mobs in the street, it was time for some law and order and the rise of the Republican party in the South.

Johnson was killed in a collision with a train at an unmarked crossing, headed for a speaking engagement. It was terminated a year later due to financial difficulty.

Following his graduation in Johnson returned to his hometown and became principal of Stanton School. Cotton had become a very important crop in the South.

His continued interest in the African-American musical tradition found expression in two collections of spirituals that he and Rosamond brought out: Published by Oxford University Press.

Johnson developed his love of music and literature from his mother. These articles were later collected and reprinted as a book under the title Self-Determining Haiti. He also was the first African American author to treat Harlem and Atlanta as subjects in fiction in his genre-crossing novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man Turning to the study of law, Johnson studied with a young, white lawyer named Thomas A.

His death at the age of sixty seven brought a premature end to an extraordinary life. Johnson also gives vibrant descriptions of life in New York City, of the growth of Harlem, and of African-American singers, actors and entertainers on Broadway -- in which he himself played a prominent role.

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man has remained in print since its reissue in the s, and it holds a significant place in the history of African-American fiction.

History of racial segregation in the United States

They collaborated on songwriting and achieved some success on Broadway in the early s. Growing up in Jacksonville he did as well in public school as one could do to at the time and after going to Atlanta University, first for what would represent a high school education and then as an undergraduate, he returned home to become the principal of the school at which is mother had been a teacher and that he had attended.

Other critics who find irony directed toward the narrator in the novel include Bernard W.James Weldon Johnson: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson (, Paperback) Be the first to write a review.

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