Characters - Alphabetical
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JuanitaAbernathyRalph Abernathy's wife.
Ralph D.AbernathyAmerican civil rights activist and Baptist minister.
SamAdams4th Governor of Massachusetts.
SamuelAdamsLeader of the Massachusetts' radicals.
JaneAddamsOne of the members of the Fellowship Reconciliation.
MarkAntonyRoman politician and general.
R. W.Apple Jr.An associate editor at The New York Times.
RaymondArsenaultAmerican historian and academic in Florida.
EllaBakerAfrican-American civil rights and human rights activist.
JamesBaldwinAmerican novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist.
JulianBandSNCC's communications director.
RossBarnettGovernor of Mississippi.
MarionBarryAmerican politician and former mayor of the District of Columbia.
HarryBelafonteJamaican-American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor.
R. SchwernerBenderCivil rights activist and lawyer.
Mary McLeodBethuneAmerican educator and civil rights leader.
JamesBevelA minister and leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.
AlbertBigelowA pacifist and former United States Navy Commander.
HugoBlackU.S. Supreme Court justice.
JulianBondAn old and intimate friend of Lewis.
DietrichBonhoefferLutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident.
MurielBowserServed as the eighth mayor of the District of Columbia.
TaylorBranchAmerican author and historian.
ThomasBrewerAfrican-American physician.
Catherine B.BrooksAmerican civil rights movement activist and teacher.
Margaret ClayBrooksA woman who was injured during Alabama attacked.
William J.BryanUnited States Secretary of State.
JohnBunyanEnglish writer and Puritan preacher.
EdmundBurkeAnglo-Irish statesman and political theorist.
J. MacGregorBurnsAmerican historian and political scientist.
George H. W.Bush41st President of the United States.
George W.Bush43rd President of the United States.
LauraBushFormer First Lady of the United States.
AngelineButlerA young Fisk student from South Carolina.
JuliusCaesarRoman general, statesman and dictator.
Will DavisCampbellA Baptist minister, lecturer, and activist.
Gordon R.CareyA field director of the Congress of Racial Equality in New York.
StokelyCarmichaelA civil rights activist and the leader of Black nationalism in the US.
ClayborneCarsonAmerican historian.
FrankCarterLewis' great-grandfather.
JimmyCarter39th U.S. President.
OtisCarterLewis' uncle.
George W.CarverAmerican agricultural scientist and inventor.
W. J.CashAmerican writer.
JoeCavernoA white driver.
JamesChaneyAmerican activist.
FrankChurchAmerican lawyer served as a United States Senator from Idaho.
Caesar A. W.ClarkA revered pastor and an African-American community leader.
JimClarkA sheriff
KennethClarkAfrican American who obtain a doctorate degrees in psychology.
MamieClarkA psychologist, known for her research on race, and child development.
Septima P.ClarkAfrican American educator and civil rights activist.
XernonaClaytonAmerican civil rights leader and broadcasting executive.
BillClinton42nd President of the United States.
HillaryClintonAmerican politician.
JohnCloudProfessor in the NSA Dept. of the U.S. Naval War College.
RobertColesAmerican author, child psychiatrist, professor at Harvard Univ.
Addie MaeCollinsOne of the young girls who were killed by a Klansman's bomb.
Joseph M.ConleyFBI Special Agent.
JohnConnally39th Governor of Texas.
BullConnorBirmingham commissioner during the Civil Rights Movement.
J. S.CopelandA major figure in Troy. Aka: Big Josh.
J. S.Copeland Jr.Eddie's employer. aka: Little Josh.
NicolausCopernicusA Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer.
MaureenCorrMrs. Roosevelt's secretary.
John H.CrossA church pastor.
PhyllisCunninghamA nurse who was with SNCC.
JeffersonDavisPresident of the Confederate States.
DorothyDayAmerican journalist, social activist, and Catholic convert.
Alexisde TocquevilleFrench political thinker and historian.
Eugene V.DebsAmerican socialist, political activist, trade unionist.
CarthaDeLoachDeputy associate director of the FBI of the United States.
Ella C.DemandA Sunday school teacher.
David J.DennisA civil rights activist active in the movement since the 1960s.
PaulDietrichA Freedom Rider.
WilliamDoarThe chief lawyer in the Department of Justice Civil Rights division.
Carolyn B.DonhamThe woman who is infamous for the murder of Emmett Till.
JohnDouglasRobert Kennedy's assistant.
FrederickDouglassAmerican social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.
DanielDoyleOne of FBI special agents.
W. E. B.Du BoisAmerican sociologist, historian, activist and writer.
Dr. IsabelDumontLewis' physician.
AndrewDysA longtime reporter and columnist at The Herald.
JamesEastlandAmerican politician from the state of Mississippi.
JamesEastlandAmerican politician who served as U.S. senator from Mississippi.
Marian WrightEdelmanAmerican children's rights activist.
WillieEdwards Jr.African American who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan.
Dwight D.Eisenhower34th president of the United States.
BufordEllingtonAmerican politician who served as Governor of Tennessee.
MedgarEversThe Mississippi's field secretary for the NAACP.
FrantzFanonFrench West Indian psychiatrist and political philosopher.
JamesFarmerAmerican civil rights activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
OrvalFaubus36th governor of Arkansas.
WilliamFaulknerAmerican writer and Nobel Prize laureate.
JamesFermanAmerican television director. Lewis's SNCC's colleague.
Harold M.FlemingAmerican financial writer and political economist.
GeorgeFloydAfrican American man killed during an arrest.
EricFonerAmerican historian.
JamesFormanAmerican civil rights leader;
Nathan B.ForrestConfederate Army General and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
MarshallFradyAmerican Emmy Award-winning journalist and author.
ArethaFranklinAmerican singer-songwriter.
Rev. C. L.FranklinAfrican-American Baptist preacher and civil rights activist.
DouglasFrazierA senior pastor of Baptist church.
MacDonaldGallion38th Attorney General of Alabama.
MahatmaGandhiPre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during the British Raj.
William LloydGarrisonAmerican journalist and abolitionist.
MarcusGarveyJamaican activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator.
MarvinGayeAmerican singer-songwriter and musician.
BarryGoldwaterA five-term Senator from Arizona.
PaulGoodA writer.
AndrewGoodmanAmerican civil rights activist
RichardGoodwinAmerican writer and presidential advisor.
AlbertGore Sr.Served as a U.S. Rep. and a U.S. Senator from Tennessee.
JackGouldThe New York Times' TV critic.
Ulysses S.Grant18th President of the United States.
ElmyraGrayOne of Lewis' fellow students.
FredGrayThe secretary of the new Montgomery Improvement Association.
DavidHalberstamAmerican writer, journalist, historian.
AlexHaleyAmerican biographer, screenwriter, and novelist.
Fannie LouHamerAmerican civil rights activist.
Charles V.HamiltonA political scientist, civil rights leader.
VincentHardingAfrican-American historian and theologian.
John MarshallHarlanU. S. Union Army officer and Supreme Court Associate Justice.
RichardHarrisAfrican American pharmacist.
CoreenHarveyA woman who manage the library at Pike County Training School.
George W. F.HegelGerman philosopher.
ChrisHeinzA former mayor of Selma.
PatrickHenryAmerican attorney, planter, politician, and orator.
A. M.HickmanA white grocer from Troy.
AdolfHitlerLeader of the Nazi Party.
RichardHofstadterAmerican historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century.
LenHoltA civil rights lawyer.
J. EdgarHooverThe director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 48 years.
LenaHorneAmerican singer, actress, civil rights activist.
MylesHortonAmerican educator, and co-founder of the Highlander Folk School.
JeanetteHowardA 16th year-old girl had been kicked in the head by a horse.
Julia WardHoweAmerican abolitionist, social activist, and poet.
GenevieveHughesAmerican civil rights activist.
HubertHumphrey38th Vice President of the United States.
ChetHuntleyAmerican television newscaster.
Jimmie LeeJacksonAfrican American veteran and civil rights activist.
MahaliaJacksonA singer.
SullivanJacksonA Selma dentist.
James E.Jackson Jr.The leader of the Communist Party USA for many years.
WilliamJamesAmerican philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist.
JacobJavitsA liberal Republican senator from New York.
ThomasJefferson3rd President of the United States.
WalterJenkinsAmerican political aide to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
AndrewJohnson17th President of the United States.
HelenJohnsonLewis' first girlfriend.
Lyndon B.Johnson36th president of the United States.
Mordecai W.JohnsonPresident of Howard University.
Frank M.Johnson Jr.The Montgomery- based federal judge.
Paul B.Johnson Jr.American attorney serving as Mississippi governor.
FredJonesParchman's superintendent.
Peniel E.JosephA historian.
EstesKefauverServed as a U.S. Rep. and a U.S. Senator from Tennessee.
MurrayKemptonAmerican journalist and social and political commentator.
Ibram X.KendiAmerican author and historian.
John F.Kennedy31th president of the United States.
RobertKennedyServed as the 64th U.S. Attorney General and as a U.S. Senator.
Coretta ScottKingMartin Luther King Jr.'s wife.
Martin LutherKing, Jr.African American Baptist minister and activist.
HenryKnoxContinental Army and US Army general, US Secretary of War.
FiorelloLa GuardiaServed three terms as mayor of New York City.
BernardLaFayette,Jr.A Civil Rights Movement activist, minister, educator and lecturer.
Rev. B. D.LambertA preacher.
DavidLawrence37th Governor of Pennsylvania.
James M.LawsonJohn Lewis' teacher.
James MorrisLawsonThe field secretary for the Fellowship Reconciliation.
HarperLeeAmerican author.
Robert E.LeeThe leading Confederate general during the U.S. Civil War.
George B.LeonardAmerican writer, editor, and educator.
StanleyLevisonJewish attorney who became King's adviser.
EdwardLewisWillie Mae's husband. aka: Eddie.
John RobertLewisAmerican politician, statesman, and civil rights activist.
John-MilesLewisLillian and Lewis' adopted son.
AbrahamLincoln16th president of the United States.
ViolaLiuzzoAmerican civil rights activist.
Z. AlexanderLoobyA lawyer in Nashville, who was active in the Civil Rights Movement.
Stuart H.LooryAmerican journalist and educator.
JoeLouisAmerican boxer who reigned as heavyweight champion for 11yrs.
JosephLoweryThe president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
AutherineLucyThe first African-American student to attend the Univ. of Alabama.
John H.LuptonOne of FBI special agents.
ShirleyMacClaineAmerican actress, singer, author, activist.
JamesMadison5th President of the United States.
DelaMaeLewis' cousin.
DellaMaeLewis' cousin.
HoraceMannAmerican educational reformer and Whig politician.
ThurgoodMarshallThe first African American member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Martin E.MartyAmerican historian of religion, educator, author, and theologian.
CharlesMauldinOne of the civil rights marchers.
CurtisMayfieldAmerican singer, songwriter, and record producer.
JosephMcCarthyAmerican lawyer served as U.S. Senator from Wisconsin.
FrankMcGeeAmerican television journalist.
Carol DeniseMcNairOne of the young girls who were killed by a Klansman's bomb.
Charles A.J.McPhersonThe secretary of the Birmingham's branch of MAACP.
JamesMeredithAmerican civil rights movement figure, writer, political adviser.
ThomasMertonAmerican writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist.
Robert B.MeynerGovernor of New Jersey.
LillianMilesLewis' wife.
JackMinnisThe founder and director of opposition research for the SNCC.
Douglas E.MooreA Methodist minister.
MaryannMorganOne of Lewis' fellow students.
GouverneurMorrisAmerican statesman, and Founding Father of the United States.
BobMosesAmerican educator and civil rights activist.
OtisMoss Jr.American pastor, theologian, speaker, author, and activist.
ElijahMuhammadLeader of the black separatist religious movement.
Edward R.MurrowAmerican broadcast journalist and war correspondent.
DianeNashLewis fellow students and activist.
ReinholdNiebuhrA Protestant theologian.
RichardNixon37th President of the United States.
BarackObama44th President of the United States.
TheodoreParkerAn abolitionist.
RosaParksAmerican activist in the civil rights movement.
JohnPatterson44th Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama.
WalkerPercyOne of the most prominent American writers of the 20th century.
JoePerkinsA reporter and anchor as well as a radio host at CTV Vancouver.
EdmundPettusAmerican lawyer and politician.
WendellPhillipsAmerican abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator.
Edward A.PollardAmerican journalist, historian and political writer.
Fay BellamyPowellAfrican-American civil rights activist.
John LewisPowellA faithful Methodist and one of officers of the local church.
CarletonPutnamAmerican businessman and writer.
A. PhilipRandolphBlack American civil rights activist, labor unionist, politician.
Joseph L.Rauh Jr.One of the U.S.' foremost civil rights and civil liberties lawyers.
WalterRauschenbuschAmerican theologian and Baptist pastor.
RonaldReagan40th President of the United States.
JamesReebAmerican activist and minister.
George E.ReedyWhite House Press Secretary.
RichardReevesKennedy's biographer.
JohnReillyA Justice Departmen official and Kennedy's friend.
WalterReutherAmerican leader of organized labor and civil rights activist.
WillieRicksCivil rights activist and community organizer.
Willie C.RobertsonAn SNCC activist.
Amelia B.RobinsonThe leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in Selma,
CaroleRobinsonOne of the young girls who were killed by a Klansman's bomb.
JackieRobinsonFirst Black baseball player to play in the American major league.
Jimmy GeorgeRobinsonKlansmen from the Dallas suburb of Garland.
NelsonRockefeller41st Vice Pres. of U.S. and four-term governor of New York.
George L.RockwellAmerican politician, founder of the American Nazi Party.
EleanorRooseveltFormer First Lady of the United States.
Franklin D.Roosevelt32nd President of the United States.
AlRosenAssistant FBI director.
JosiahRoyceAmerican philosophe and the founder of American idealism.
RichardRussell Jr.United States Senator from Georgia.
RichardRussell Jr.66th Governor of Georgia before serving in the U. S. Senate.
BayardRustinAmerican civil rights activist and gay rights activist.
HarrisonSalisburyAmerican journalist and the first regular correspondent in Moscow.
Jean-PaulSartreFrench philosopher, novelist, screenwriter, political activist.
Arthur M.Schlesinger Jr.A social historian at Ohio State University and Harvard University.
MichaelSchwernerAmerican civil rights activist.
DredScottEnslaved African-American man.
L. S.SedberryThe ABT's executive secretary.
PeteSeegerAmerican singer and advocate for civil rights, peace, and equality.
JohnSeigenthalerAmerican journalist, writer, and political figure.
WilliamShakespeareEnglish playwright and poet.
WalterSheridanUS federal investigator.
William L.ShirerAmerican journalist and war correspondent.
SargentShriverAmerican diplomat, politician and activist.
FredShuttlesworthBaptist minister and one of the South's Civil Rights leaders.
Howard K.SmithAmerican journalist, radio reporter, and television anchorman.
Kelly MillerSmithThe pastor of the First Baptist Church in Nasville.
TedSorensenKennedy's counsel and speechwriter.
TheodoreSorensenAmerican lawyer, writer, and presidential adviser.
John C.StennisAmerican politician who served as U.S. Senator from Mississippi.
Alexander H.StephensVice president of the Confederate States.
NancySternSNCC staffer.
ThaddeusStevensMember of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
L. B.SullivanFormer Alabama public safety director and prison commissioner.
Wiliam C.SullivanServed as FBI assistant director.
Rev. JeffSunnyA pastor.
William H.Taft27th President of the United States.
RecyTaylorAmerican civil rights activist and kidnap victim.
EvanThomasAmerican journalist, historian, and author.
NormanThomasOne of the members of the Fellowship Reconciliation.
Allen C.ThompsonServed in the Mississippi House of Rep. and as mayor of Jackson.
Henry DavidThoreauAmerican poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist.
Jesse QuinnThorntonAmerican politician.
HowardThurmanAmerican author, philosopher,theologian, and civil rights leader.
StromThurmondGovernor of South Carolina, United States Senator.
MoTiA chinese philosopher.
EmmettTillAfrican-American murder victim.
Ahmed SékouTouréThe first President of Guinea.
CalvinTrillinAmerican journalist, humorist, food writer, poet, and novelist.
Harry S.Truman33rd President of the United States.
MargaretTrumanAmerican actress, journalist, radio and TV personalityand writer.
DonaldTrump45th President of the United States.
AlbertTurnerAmerican civil rights activist and advisor to Martin Luther King Jr.
Maynard P.Turner Jr.The president of Little Rock School.
Timothy B.TysonAmerican writer and historian from North Carolina.
LaoTzuAn ancient Chinese philosopher and poet.
JackValentiAmerican political advisor and lobbyist.
RichardValerianiAn NBC reporter.
C. T.VivianAmerican writer and activist.
C. T.VivianAmerican writer and activist.
GeorgeWallace45th Governor of Alabama.
EarlWarrenFormer Chief Justice of the United States.
Booker T.WashingtonAmerican educator, author, orator.
GeorgeWashington1st president of the United States.
BruceWatsonAmerican writer who specializes in American culture and history.
BernardWeinraubAmerican journalist, playwright.
CynthiaWesleyOne of the young girls who were killed by a Klansman's bomb.
R. BenjaminWestAn attorney, politician,and mayor of Nashville and state senator.
ByronWhiteAssociate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Theodore H.WhiteAmerican political journalist and historian.
Theodore H.WhiteAmerican political journalist and historian.
ColsonWhiteheadAmerican novelist.
SusanWilburA Freedom Rider.
SeanWilentzAmerican historian, academic, educator, and writer.
Robert F.WiliamsAmerican civil rights leader and author.
RoyWilkinsAn activist in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
Clarissa S.WilliamsLeader in the LDS church.
Grady H.WilliamsA barber.
HoseaWilliamsLewis' friend.
RogerWilliamsEnglish Protestant theologian.
ElwinWilsonA former supporter of the Ku Klux Klan.
HarrisWoffordAmerican attorney, civil rights activist, and politician.
MosesWrightTill's great-uncle.
RichardWrightAmerican author of novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction.
Stephen J.WrightAcademic administrator. Served as the 7th Pres. of Fisk Univ.
AndrewYoungAmerican politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia.
WhitneyYoungAmerican civil rights leader.
HowardZinnAmerican historian, playwright, and socialist thinker.
Adolph One of John Lewis' siblings.
Augustine of Hippo Early Christian theologian, philosopher and Church Father.
Dink Frank Carter's son.
Edna Edward's twin sister.
Edward Jr. One of John Lewis' siblings.
Ethel One of John Lewis' siblings.
Ethel Robert Kennedy's wife.
Freddie One of John Lewis' siblings.
Grant One of John Lewis' siblings.
Henry Lula's ex-husband.
Homer The presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Juandalynn Ralph and Juanita's daughter.
Lady Bird President Lyndon B. Johnson's wife.
Lula Edward's mother.
Malcolm X African American Muslim minister and human rights activist.
Myrlie Ever's wife.
Ora One of John Lewis' siblings.
Riley Lewis' family's dog.
Rosa One of John Lewis' siblings. aka: Mae.
Sammy One of John Lewis' siblings.
Symmachus A Roman writer.
Tertullian Christian theologian.
William One of John Lewis' siblings.
Willie Mae Dink's daughter.
Yolanda King's eldest child.