The Question and Answer section for The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
After joining the choir, the narrator began taking pipe-organ lessons. He even began writing his own music, which "won the admiration of his teacher".
Shortly after this I was made a member of the boys' choir, it being found that I possessed a...
B) Wooden wash-tubs
I can remember, too, that behind the house was a shed under which stood two or three wooden wash-tubs.
The narrator digs up a number of colored bottles, which serve to decorate the flower beds. He wants to see if they grow like the flowers.
I can see in this half vision a little house—I am quite sure it was not a large one—I can remember that...