All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community Character Descriptions

Carol B. Stack
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Character Descriptions

Carol Stack - This person spent three years living in the Flats in order to write this book.

Ruby Banks - This person is the author's most helpful and trusted friend within the community.

Magnolia Waters - This person is the mother of the author's most trusted friend in the community.

Calvin Waters - This person was a sharecropper in Mississippi.

Viola Jackson - This person is a mother of eleven and one of the author's first contacts in the Flats.

Leo Jackson - This person worked on a plantation before moving to the Flats.

William Ryan - This person is a sociologist who doesn't believe the racist theories that try to explain why blacks live in poverty.

Piven and Cloward - These people are sociologists whose theories influenced the author.

W.E.B. Dubois - This person was a writer in the early twentieth century.

Elliot...

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