Ringo

Display Name: 
Ringo
Sort Name: 
Ringo
AKA: 
Marengo
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Date of Birth: 
Monday, January 1, 1849 to Monday, December 31, 1849
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
Biography: 

Ringo was born a slave, though in this story, as a result of both the Emancipation Proclamation and the South's defeat in the Civil War, he is legally free - or, as he puts it in the story, "I ain't a nigger any more. I done been abolished" (66). Even as a slave he occupied an intimate place in the Sartoris family, and plays a large role in all The Unvanquished stories, as both Bayard's personal servant and his friend. He is apparently the grandson of Louvinia, though the rest of his genealogy remains obscure. Despite his emancipation, he remains very loyal to the Sartoris family, and actively participates in the actions taken by the white men of Jefferson to keep other freedmen from voting.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 
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