Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by

James Weldon Johnson

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A term with different meanings in different religious traditions and contexts that generally refers metaphorically to a holy land of some sort (and most specifically to a hill in Jerusalem).
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Zion Term Timeline in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The timeline below shows where the term Zion appears in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10
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...congregation on an imaginary “heavenly march” up through the stars and the pearly gates to Zion. His descriptions of hell were just as rich. (full context)