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James Weldon Johnson's novel, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, brings a unique sociological point of view to the question of race and class in the United States. The narrator, the illegitimate son of a white man and African-American woman, describes his tragic life and his struggle with identity. After witnessing a lynching, he makes a difficult decision to renounce his mother?s heritage and pass for white.
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