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.
This is an opinion question. You haveto ask yourself how you react to the title.
The narrator gets a job as a "stripper", someone who strips the the leaves of tobacco from their stems in the cigar factory.
The narrator receives a gorgeous new piano as a gift from his father, illustrating the fact that a "big" gift represents having received few from him. The narrator then shares with his mother his growing desire to visit the South, after which, he...