TITLE

Looking Toward the Future: Examining the Tangibility of Margins in James Weldon Johnson's Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

AUTHOR(S)
Powell, Tamara
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
POMPA: Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association;2004, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
Examines James Weldon Johnson's "Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" and his vision of the mixture of the races and its apparent prediction of the change in thinking that will occur in literary theory regarding identities that are located in between established binaries. Public view of in-between or mixed racial identity in turn-of-the-century America; Distressing situation faced by the person of mixed racial heritage who could pass of white; Wrongness of miscegenation as well as the moral rightness of persons of mixed racial heritage identifying as black; Clues that Johnson will not write his narrator in "Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" into the false binaries; Speculations about the narrator's sexuality.
ACCESSION #
15989735

 

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