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.
The novel takes place during the early 1900s in various locations which include; Atlanta (Georgia), Jacksonville (Florida), Paris (France), and Berlin (Germany).
The Narrator finds work as a tobacco stripper in Chapter Five. After which, he is quickly promoted and making fantastic money.
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...