Unnamed Self-Emancipated Mother

Character Key Number: 
473
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Unnamed Self-Emancipated Mother
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Unnamed Self-Emancipated Mother
Ever Present in Yoknapatawpha?: 
Yes
Biography: 

In "Raid" and again in The Unvanquished this character is carrying "a baby, a few months old" when the party from Sartoris meets her on the road. She is escaping the plantation where she had been enslaved, hoping to reach the Union Army as it moves through Mississippi, and has fallen behind the others in group of former slaves she had been traveling with (Raid, 41).