Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by

James Weldon Johnson

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Fisk Jubilee Songs Term Analysis

A repertoire of spirituals (religious songs written by enslaved black Americans) performed by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a touring a capella group active since 1871 and based at Fisk University in Nashville (where James Weldon Johnson briefly taught).
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Fisk Jubilee Songs Term Timeline in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The timeline below shows where the term Fisk Jubilee Songs appears in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5
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...[black people] are an absolutely inferior race.” The other three are the Uncle Remus Stories, Jubilee songs , and ragtime, which was so popular in Europe that Parisians simply called it “American... (full context)