Go Down, Moses, 351 (Event)

Page Number: 
351
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
The face was black, smooth, impenetrable; the eyes had seen
Page Event Ends: 
352
Era: 
The Depression (1930-1940)
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Monday, July 15, 1940
Summary: 

A census taker enters the cell of a prisoner awaiting execution. The narrator observes the prisoner's "impenetrable" face and "deliberately . . . not Southern" voice (351). Along with age, occupation, and and place of birth, he reveals to the census taker that his real name is Samuel Worsham Beauchamp, and was raised by his grandmother, "Mollie" Beauchamp, on "Carothers Edmonds' farm" (352) .

Chronological Order: 
352.00
Keywords: 
Race, Appearance, Accent, Region, Prison, Justice, Origin, Birth, Identity, Ambiguity, Murder, Crime, Law, Adoption, Child-rearing, Grandmother-Grandson, Plantation, Burial, Death, Interracial Conversation, Fatalism
Indeterminate Date Range: 
11637

Event