Uncle Noon Gatewood

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Gatewood, Uncle Noon
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Although the soubriquet applied to Uncle Noon Gatewood in The Town labels him according to the demeaning conventions of Jim Crow culture, he is one of the few Negro businessmen who appear in the fictions. He is the "big and yellow" owner of a "blacksmith shop on the edge of town" (68).

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