Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by

James Weldon Johnson

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“Slumming” Term Analysis

Visiting people and in places of a lower socioeconomic status for the sake of entertainment—especially among affluent white people going to nonwhite areas and establishments.
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“Slumming” Term Timeline in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The timeline below shows where the term “Slumming” appears in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7
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There were also usually a handful of white visitors. Most were “out sight-seeing, or slumming.” Some “delineated darky characters” and came for inspiration. There were also a handful of white... (full context)