Unnamed Negro Leaders

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Unnamed Negro Leaders
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Unnamed Negro Leaders
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Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
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Minor
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According to the narrator, "Negro leaders developed by" the several Negro colleges that were established in Jackson after Emancipation "intervened" in some way when Federal troops drove Governor Humphreys out of office "in 1868" (87). Negro colleges were a major source of leaders for the African American community during the 19th century; however, the event described by the narrator is historically impossible, since none of the Negro colleges he mentions - Tougaloo, Jackson and Campbell - were in existence before 1869, as the dates provided in the novel itself make clear.

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