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

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Boston: Sherman, French, 1912. 1st ed. Hardcover. 207p. Dark maroon cloth. Spine sloped. Significant scraping of cover cloth in spots along and near rear joint. Ends of backstrip and corners rubbed. No jacket. Johnson is perhaps most remembered these days for his efforts on behalf of the NAACP, but he also distinguished himself in many other areas (schoolteacher and principal, first African-American lawyer admitted to the bar in Duval County, Florida, successful composer of lyrics for popular music, including "Lift Every Voice and Sing," US consular officer, poet and Fisk University professor). This book was Johnson's only novel. It was published anonymously and assumed by most contemporary reviewers to be fact not fiction. Douglas Wetmore, Johnson's law partner during his brief period in private practice, had passed for white when he attended the University of Michigan Law School. Very Good. Item #87295

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