This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Henry Adams - This person was born a slave in rural Georgia in 1843. He and his family would later move to Northwest Louisiana, where they would stay until emancipation in 1865. He joined the Army in 1866. He served in three units and was promoted to the level of quartermaster-sergeant. During this time, he learned how to read and write.
Marcus Garvey - An African Jamaican, this person founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA).
Hiram R. Revels - A freeborn mulatto from North Carolina, this person became the first African American to...
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