Negro Church in County 1 in Light in August (Location)

Display Label: 
Negro Church
Type: 
Church
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
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669
Y: 
968
Description: 

The church is twenty miles away from Jefferson. It contains the traditional pews and pulpit, but when Christmas invades it at night it is also described as having a "thick, cavelike gloom," which is increased by "two oil lamps" (322). The "churchyard" consists of "a pallid crescent of trampled and beaten earth, shaped and enclosed by undergrowth and trees," and nearby is at least one cabin, to which Roz is carried after Christmas knocks him out (325).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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