Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by

James Weldon Johnson

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Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Symbols

Clothing and Jewelry

Most obviously, clothes signify their wearers’ wealth and social status—as when the narrator’s father wears shiny shoes, the narrator himself dresses like “a little aristocrat” before starting school, and the rich widow and her companion

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