Sonny Barger

Display Name: 
Sonny Barger
Sort Name: 
Barger, Sonny
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Storekeeper
Biography: 

Since his store is on or near "Nigger Row," it's possible that Sonny Barger is black, but more likely that he is one of Jefferson's white small businessmen who cater to poor people of both races - like Willy in his drugstore (234). The fact that Barger sells the narrator a bottle of "Jamaica ginger" - a legal form of alcohol - suggests a seedy kind of establishment (234).

Individual or Group: 
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