James Weldon Johnson chooses not to use dialect in his poems. What reason might there be for such a choice?
In what way is the title The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man misleading?
What controversial social phenomenon does Johnson expose in The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man? Explain.
In what ways does The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man implicitly question the nature of segregation and discrimination?
Johnson’s poem “Brothers” suggests a subtle kinship between the white man who lynches and the black man who is lynched. Explain.
In what ways is Johnson’s diverse, many-faceted life atypical of that of most African Americans of his day?
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is a part of a long tradition of autobiography in African American literature. Explain.