Loosh

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Loosh
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Loosh
AKA: 
Lucius
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Strother
Biography: 

Loosh is Philadelphy's husband, Ringo's uncle, and Joby's son. Loosh is the only African-American on the Sartoris plantation who openly desires the freedom for slaves offered by the Yankees (and one of the few rebellious blacks in the whole of the Yoknapatawpha canon). Presumably he is the "black man" whom Granny dreams about stealing the buried silver (18), and when the Union troops arrive at Sartoris he does tell them where to find it. But when Granny accuses him of betraying the Sartoris family, in his rough dialect he makes an eloquent speech defending his action and his right to be free. He leaves the plantation to follow the Union army as a self-emancipated slave.

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