Unnamed Negro Man(1)

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Unnamed Negro Man(1)
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Unnamed Negro Man(1)
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

When Sheriff Kennedy learns that someone lives in the cabin behind Joanna Burden's house, he decides the most efficient way to find the facts is to order his deputy Buford to "Get me a nigger" (291). The narrator says next: "The deputy and two or three others got him a nigger" (291). At first the man pleads ignorance but then, after being whipped by the deputy, says "It's two white man" who have been living there (293). He does not protest his treatment. The scene tells us a lot more about the way the white police think and act than about the black man, whom the narrator calls "the negro" through the rest of the scene (291, etc). He does tells the Sheriff that he doesn't live nearby, but "down the road" (292).

Individual or Group: 
Individual

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