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.
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