Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by

James Weldon Johnson

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W.E.B. Du Bois Term Analysis

An African-American scholar, activist, and professor at Atlanta University best remembered for his seminal book The Souls of Black Folk. Du Bois became the first black man to earn a doctorate at Harvard, helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (which James Weldon Johnson later headed), and campaigned for civil equality (in contrast to Booker T. Washington) not only for African-Americans, but also for colonized people throughout the world.
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W.E.B. Du Bois Term Timeline in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The timeline below shows where the term W.E.B. Du Bois appears in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10
Racism and the Color Line Theme Icon
Secrecy, Purity, and Origins Theme Icon
...is so much “new and unknown” in black life to be revealed by writers like W.E.B. Du Bois . (full context)