Graveyard in "Pantaloon in Black"|Go Down, Moses in Go Down, Moses (Location)

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Graveyard
Type: 
Cemetery
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Context (text, as interpreted)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
X: 
1680
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494
Description: 

Our one glimpse of this cemetery comes in "Pantaloon in Black," where we only see the African American section of what may be a segregated cemetery like others in Yoknapatawpha. Here the graves all resemble one another, "marked off without order about the barren plot by shards of pottery and broken bottles and old brick and other objects insignificant to sight but actually of a profound meaning and fatal to touch, which no white man could have read" (129). Bordering the graveyard is a "three-strand wire fence" (130) that Rider steps over to cross the road and enter the woods. This is also, presumably, where Mollie will bury her grandson in "Go Down, Moses."

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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