Characters By Chapter
Kristian Fabricante
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   Part One
 Ida MaeBrandon-GladneyOne of the protagonists.
 EddMonroe-PearsonGeorge's employer. A planter.
 JamesGladneyIda Mae's son.
 TalmaGladneyIda Mae's daughter. Aka: Baby Sis.
 MissTheenieIda Mae's mother.
 SamBrandonIda Mae's brother.
 CleeveBrandonIda Mae's brother.
 JosephineBrandonIda Mae's sister. Aka: Josie.
 IreneBrandonIda Mae's sister.
 GeorgeSwanson-StarlingThe black man from Florida. One of the protagonists.
 RoscoeColtonThe man George gave a ride to.
 RachelJacksonThe cafĂ© owner.
 Inez CunninghamStarlingGeorge's wife.
 Robert JosephPershing-FosterA medical student. One of the protagonists.
 MadisonFosterRobert's brother.
 Madison JamesFosterThe principal of colored high school. Robert's father.
 AnthonyBealeA doctor. Robert's friend.
 EmmettScottThe scholar.
 CarlSandburgThe poet.
 JimCrowA 19th-century minstrel figure.
 NeilMcMillenThe Mississippi historian.
 JohnDollardA Yale scholar.
 UlyssesGrantOne of the northern heroes of the civil war.
 WilliamTecumseh-ShermanOne of the northern heroes of the civil war.
 George HenryThomasOne of the northern heroes of the civil war.
 DavidFarragutOne of the northern heroes of the civil war.
 RichardWrightThe bard of the Great Migration.
 JamesGregoryThe historian.
 StewartEThe sociologist.
   Part Two
 DavidMcIntoshOne of Ida Mae's suitors.
 GeorgeGladneyIda Mae's husband.
 Ire Miss Theenie's cousin.
 JosephGladneyIda Mae's father. Miss Theenie's husband. Deceased.
 AmosKirksThe man who lost his leg.
 Mr.BaffordIda Mae's neighbor. A farm owner.
 Henry LeeBabbittThe horse owner. Ida Mae's schoolmate.
 WillieGladneyGeorge's brother.
 AlfonsoBanksIda Mae's ex-boyfriend.
 FreddieMcClendonOne of Ida Mae's suitors.
 JulieMcClennaIda Mae's friend. Ida Mae's employer.
 Carrie MaeWeemsAn artist.
 HowellCobbA Georgian planter.
 HomerPlessyA colored Louisianan.
 JamesVardamanThe white supremacy candidate.
 JesseWashingtonThe girl who was burned alive.
 HerbertShapiroA historian.
 WilburCashThe author.
 FrederickDouglassThe abolitionist.
 ThomasDartmouth-RiceThe man who popularized the song and dance routine called "The Jim Crow".
 BookWashingtonThe migration leader.
 WilliamOatesFormer Governor of Alabama.
 HenryMcClendonA policeman.
 SamGaskinGeorge Starling's friend.
 ErnestSalletGeorge Starling's friend.
 BigGeorgeGeorge Starling's father.
 NapoleanStarlingGeorge's mother.
 JohnStarlingGeorge's grandfather.
 Reshard A planter. John's employer.
 Sing George Starling's aunt.
 GoldFosterRobert's sister.
 Sambo Sing's husband.
 HortensePowdermakerThe anthropologist.
 BudrossStarlingGeorge's uncle.
 LenaStarlingGeorge's grandmother. (Father's side)
 AnnieTaylorGeorge's grandmother. (Mother's side)
 James George's cousin.
 Joseph George's cousin.
 BabyTaylorAnnie's daughter. George's aunt.
 LavataTaylorAnnie's daughter. George's aunt. Aka: Date Taylor.
 Alexander HamiltonStephensThe confederacy's vice-president.
 ClaudeNealThe black man who was accused of rape and murder.
 LolaCannidyThe rape and murder victim.
 JamesMcGovernOne of the historians.
 DavidSholtzThe current Florida governor.
 FranklinRooseveltThe current U.S. President.
 JeffersonEliiottThe Florida Governor's special investigator.
 J.WBrinsonA jackleg preacher.
 MaryBrinsonJ.W. Brinson's wife.
 A.SHerlongThe county judge.
 Ottie AlbertaWright FosterRobert's mother.
 LelandFosterRobert's brother. Aka: Woo.
 EmlynFosterRobert's sister.
 JimmyPetersOne of Robert's classmates.
 Clarence One of Robert's classmates.
 NimrodShermanOne of Robert's classmates.
 C.EWoolmanThe businessman who purchased huff doland dusters.
 W.WHillAn old-school preacher.
 JamesDuganA parishioner.
 PatsyDanielsThe girl that Dugan shot.
 MosesPotterRobert's classmate.
 RayStannard-BakerThe celebrated journalist.
 GeorgeHughesThe defendant.
 Gilbert One of the colored kids in Mississippi during Migration.
 Percy One of the colored kids in Mississippi during Migration.
 VirginiaDebreauxOne of the colored kids in Mississippi during Migration.
 LeeDebreauxOne of the colored kids in Mississippi during Migration.
 Beulah Virginia and Lee's cousin in New York.
 BabeBlyeIda Mae's neighbor who goes to New York.
 ReubenBlyeBabe's brother.
 DonaldHolleyA historian.
 Robert PulliamIda Mae's nephew. Aka: Saint.
 AddieB.Ida Mae's neighbor. A farm owner.
 CallieMaeWillie's brother.
 VelmaGladneyIda Mae's daughter.
 IndiannaGladneyGeorge Gladney's sister.
 Deacon JohnFarshawThe colored foreman. Aka: Uncle John.
 Mr.EichelbergerFarshaw's boss.
 NathanBaileyOne of Eichelberger's workers.
 MorrisWilliamsRobert's science classmate.
 HaroldStotfordThe head of the music department.
 Alice ClarissaClementRufus's daughter. Robert's wife.
 RufusClementAlice's father. The President of Atlanta University.
 W.E.BDuboisRufus's rival.
 David LeveringLewisDu Bois's biographer.
 ArthurSpingarnThe NAACP President.
 EdwinHubbleThe astronomer.
 AddieBIda Mae's workmate.
 WillieJimAnother planter. Mr. Edd's friend.
 JoeLeeGeorge Gladney's cousin.
 CharlieBollarGeorge Starling's friend. Aka: Mud.
 JimmyWashingtonOne of Robert's groomsmen.
 Alberta AnnFosterRobert and Alice's daughter. Aka: Bunny.
 Alice Emlyn FosterRobert and Alice's daughter. Aka: Robin.
 WilburLittleA colored soldier who returned home to Blakely.
 Willis VirgilMcCallThe lake county's new sheriff.
 MackFryarThe picker.
 AnnieFryarMack's wife.
 HenryCarollMadison James's rival. The new principal.
 FarokerJohnsonRobert's rival.
 BenjaminSingletonA former slave. Aka: Pap.
 JamesGrossmanThe historian.
 JackFowlerA sharecropper.
 Mr.PerryOne of the planters.
 Mr.MassurThe clothing store owner.
 IvoryeCovingtonThe Foster's cook.
   Part Three
 MantanMorelandA Hollywood figure.
 HueyNewtonThe share croppers' son.
 BillRussellOne of the greatest NBA players of all time.
 JohnDunlapOne of Robert's friends who migrated to Oakland. A funeral director.
 Robert RussaMotonThe black scholar.
 DwightEisenhowerThe current U.S. President.
 FloretteHenriThe black kid who hid in the freight cars to flee Yazoo city.
 RudolphValentinoAn Italian actor.
 EddieEarvinOne of the migrants.
 AndrewGoodmanOne of the white northerners.
 MichaelSchwernerOne of the white northerners.
 CharlesParkerThe boy who was skinned alive for opening the door for a white woman.
   Part Four
 AnnieSwansonGeorge Starling's aunt. Aka: Baby.
 WilliamBeckRobert's old professor from medical school.
 ReathaBeckWilliam's wife.
 WilliamBeck Jr.William and Reatha's son.
 JohnnyWarmsleyRobert's former schoolmate from Morehouse.
 Wilbur PewBeulowA gas station owner.
 BarbaraStanwyckAn American actress.
 Richard Irene's 3rd brother.
 GilbertOsofskyAn historian.
 WilliamNickerson Jr.The founder of the largest colored insurance company.
 George AllenBeaversA migrant from Georgia.
 Norman OliverHoustonA native Californian.
 J.HLandersClement's opponent in the Board of Education.
 SadieMossellThe economist of the migration to Philadelphia.
 FranklinFrazierThe Premier sociologist.
 Daniel PatrickMoynihanThe official in the U.S. department of labor.
 KarlTaeuberOne of the sociologists.
 AlmaTaeuberOne of the sociologists.
 StewartTolnayOne of the sociologists.
 FrankCherryOne of the sociologists.
 EverettLeeThe migration scholar.
 TrentAlexanderThe scholar.
 LongHeltmanA census bureau official.
 LynneHeltmanLong's wife. A census bureau official.
 KristinHansenLong's colleague.
 Wen Lang LittleOne of the sociologists.
 SheronIOne of the sociologists.
 JamesCleveland OwensA famous athlete. Aka: Jesse Owens.
 EleanorGladneyIda Mae's daughter.
 EdithAbbottA University of Chicago researcher.
 EugeneWilliamsThe black boy who swims along the shore of Lake Michigan.
 LimuaryJordanDr. Beck's acquaintance.
 HowardBeckwithRobert's friend.
 AdelineJordanLimuary's wife.
 VivianBeckDr. Beck's friend.
 RobertHortonThe owner of a shaving parlor.
 JamesGrossmanA historian.
 EleanorWatkinsA long-time Oakland resident.
 GerardStarlingGeorge and Inez's son.
 WendellWilkiePresident Roosevelt's rival.
 TheodoreBilboA famous Mississippi Governor.
 Mr.TibbsA precinct captain.
 Dr.JacksonThe brother of Robert's classmate.
 Jimmy ArthurGayThe most influential colored man in Las Vegas.
 DeanMartinThe part owner of Starlight Lounge.
 HazelGayJimmy's wife.
 AntahamEpsteinA researcher.
 CharlesJohnsonOne of the sociologists.
 HarryMooreThe NAACP field secretary.
 BenGreenA biographer.
 HarrietteMooreHarry's wife.
 J.SPinckneyThe principal of colored school.
 AlexAkermanThe lawyer.
 OrlandoKlavernThe bombing mastermind.
 MalissaBrileyOne of Robert's patients.
 DellaBeaRay Charles's wife.
 Ray CharlesRobinsonRobert's patient. A famous singer.
 JoshSidesA historian.
 PaulWilliamsThe famous architect.
 JoyFosterRobert and Alice's daughter.
 BarbaraClegg-GrayOne of the sociologists.
 Catherine Saint's wife.
 Aubrey Talma's husband. Ida Mae's brother-in-law.
 WinstonGladneyGeorge's brother. Ida Mae's brother-in-law.
 Robert PershingFoster Jr.Robert's son.
 ArringtonHighThe man who consigned to Mississippi state hospital for the insane.
 T.R.MHowardThe famous Mississippi doctor.
 HallieQBabe Blye's wife.
 SonyaFosterInez and George's daughter.
 Pat George Starling's niece.
 Reathe GraySimonDr. Beck's granddaughter. Robert's mentor.
 AndrewJohnsonGeorge Gladney's uncle. Aka: Jack.
 EmmettTillOne of the migrant's sons.
 HarveyClarkA former army captain.
 JohnettaClarkHarvey's wife.
 CharlesEdwardsThe Clark's rental agent.
 StephenGrant-MeyerA historian.
 AdlaiStevensonThe Illinois Governor.
 WalterWhiteThe long-time leader of the NAACP.
 OttoKernerThe U.S. Attorney.
 OrvilleHubbardThe suburbs' mayor.
 MissSmartMadison's nurse.
 Karen Eleanor's daughter. Ida Mae's granddaughter.
 Kevin Eleanor's son. Ida Mae's grandson.
 GunnarMyrdalOne of the sociologists.
 CorettaScott-KingMartin Luther King's wife.
 RichardDaleyThe Chicago mayor.
 Mary AnnGladneyJames's wife.
 LouisRosenThe writer.
 MahaliaJacksonThe leading gospel singer.
 DorisMcMurrayIda Mae's co-worker and friend.
 James EarlRayA drifter and prison escapee.
 StanleyLiebersonThe Harvard immigration scholar.
 ClydeVernon-KisserA political scientist.
 PearlClementRufus's wife.
 Madison JamesJr.Robert's nephew.
   Part Five
 MarkLowryA Mississippi-born scholar.
 LeRoyCollinsThe Florida Governor.
 WalterIrvinThe man who was imprisoned for the crime he didn't commit.
 JohnKennedyThe current U.S. President.
 ReubinAskewThe current Florida governor.
 HenryCarollThe first black member of the Monroe board of education.
 Betty Ida Mae and Eleanor's close friend and neighbor.
 HenryHarrisonGeorge Starling's pastor.
 Viola Babe's widow.
 WilliamHawkinsThe pastor.
 LeoDavisOne of Limuary's colleagues.
 EraDavisLeo's wife.
 Dr.PierceA drug store owner.
 IsabelBeckwithHoward's wife.
 Dessie Ida Mae's sister-in-law.
 DanielMossRobin's son. Robert's grandson.
 CharlesSpillersOne of Robert's former students.
 AlanChristiansonRobin's husband.
 WoodieWhiteBunny's son.
 Lee Joy's husband.
 Lia Joy and Lee's daughter.
 Adam Joy and Lee's son.
 Ardee Ida Mae's brother. Jessie's husband.
 Castoria Ida Mae's former classmate.
 Mike Karen's new boyfriend.