Negro Elevator Operator

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Negro Elevator Operator
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Unnamed Negro Elevator Operator
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Specific Job: 
Doorman
Biography: 

When Mrs. McKellogg takes the narrator back to what he calls "her house" (obviously, an apartment house, 97), he notes that the "little room without nothing in it" (obviously an elevator) is operated by "a nigger dressed up in a uniform a heap shinier than them soldiers had" (obviously the operator, 97). With the exception of his reference to Negro cabins on the outskirts of Jefferson (88), the African American employees of the apartment building provide the story's only mention of race.

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