Henry Hawkshaw

Display Name: 
Henry Hawkshaw
Sort Name: 
Hawkshaw, Henry
AKA: 
Henry Stribling
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Barber
Date of Birth: 
Friday, January 1, 1875 to Tuesday, December 31, 1889
Origin: 
Jefferson
Real?: 
No
Other Texts: 
Biography: 

A Jefferson barber, described as "a man of middle age; a thin, sand-colored man with a mild face" (169). His shop serves as the story's opening setting, and he himself provides the point of view through which the story's racial violence is presented. Fearing for Will Mayes, whom he likes, yet unwilling to take an aggressive stand, Hawkshaw tags along with the lynch mob. He tries to talk the men out of doing anything until they learn more about what happened, but leaps out of McLendon's car before the lynching.

Individual or Group: 
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