African American History

Name: Institution: Course Title: Instructor: Date: Book Report on African American History Namelessness The namelessness aspect is ultimately derived from identity loss that was suffered by the African- American slaves whose names were stripped of along with their culture patterns and also their languages. The African- Americans were provided with new names in place of their own names. The names they were entitled to were mostly their owner’s family name in order to reject the black surnames and to signify the lost name of the Africans. In The Autobiography of an Ex- Coloured Man by Johnson, the name of the main character is not mentioned in a sense that is figurative since he a son of mulatto servant and a wealthy white southerner. The namelessness of the narrator as well brings out the notion that there existed black self