Unnamed Negro Porter

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Unnamed Negro Porter
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Unnamed Negro Porter
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Hotel Porter
Biography: 

According to Bayard, the Negro porter at the Holston House who takes one look at the white men who have assembled in the Square on election day, says "Gret Gawd," and retreats into the hotel is "too old even to be free" (207). Bayard's meaning seems to be that while this man is a newly emancipated slave, he has no interested in joining the group of blacks who do want to vote.

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