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Page history last edited by PBworks 15 years, 5 months ago



RICHARD: main character, narrator, author. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/blackboy/canalysis.html


Brother: Alan. younger brother, gets separated from richard and the mother when the mother falls ill.


Mama: Ella, liked to beat richard, then falls ill. Has strokes that leave her partically paralyzed. Husband leaves her.


Papa: mean guy, leaves his wife and children for another women and refuses to pay child support.


Miss simon: director lady at the orphanage..


Granny: mama's mother. strict religious women.


Grandpa: too old to really be threatening anymore, don't really hear about him too much.


Aunt Maggie: lives in Elaine. married to Uncle hoskins. when hoskins dies, runs off with boyfriend who is a fugitive.



Uncle Hoskins: gets killed by white people who were angry at him for making so much money with his saloon


Ella: school teacher staying with granny who got kicked out for reading to richard.


Uncle Clark:  takes richard in when his mother falls ill. married to jodie.


Aunt Jodie: uncle clark's wife. live in mississippi


Aunt Addie: strict school teacher, lives with him at granny's, tries to beat him. very religious like granny


Uncle Tom: moves into granny's and doesn't get a long with Richard. Tries to beat him and richard fends him off with razors.


Brother Mance: lives next door, richard works with him selling insurance? or something...


Mrs. Moss: Hotel owner who is desperate to marry her daughter off. Very nice, little crazy.



Bess: wants to marry Richard. Desperate daughter of Mrs. Moss.





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