This character is the son of an African king. He grows into a good man under the care and affection of his first owners who teach him how to write, read, and speak the English language.
This character has been a slave most of her life and is unsure of life as a free woman. She works with a loom, creating beautiful bedspreads, dresses, and linens for her new home.
This character is a good, kind man, who sees something in a young slave boy the moment he is taken to the auctioneer's block. He teaches the boy to read and write.
This character takes it upon herself to teach a young slave boy the ways of Western culture, beginning with the concept of a fork and spoon.
This character learns to read alongside a slave boy and...
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