Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by

James Weldon Johnson

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A university created to educate free blacks after the end of slavery. Like Atlanta and Howard Universities, the Hampton Institute focused on practical training for industrial careers. Booker T. Washington was its most famous graduate, and it is now known as Hampton University.
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Hampton Institute Term Timeline in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The timeline below shows where the term Hampton Institute appears in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11
Racism and the Color Line Theme Icon
Collective Progress and Individual Achievement Theme Icon
Music, Emotion, and American Culture Theme Icon
Secrecy, Purity, and Origins Theme Icon
...sometimes that he has “been a coward, a deserter.” Years ago, he went to a Hampton Institute meeting at Carnegie Hall. The students’ songs “awoke memories that left me sad.” The audience... (full context)