Bert - See Robert Lewis.
Mr. Fred Higgins - This character, a local politician, is a friend of Colonel Norwood's and a man who believes in the racial superiority of whites.
Cora Lewis - This character is the black housekeeper and mistress of Colonel Tom Norwood, with whom she has four living mulatto children.
Robert Lewis - This character is the youngest mulatto son of Cora Lewis and Colonel Thomas Norwood. His actions create the conflict in the play and lead to the murder of Norwood and his own suicide.
Sallie Lewis - This character is the seventeen-year-old mulatto child of Cora Lewis and Colonel Norwood and is so light-skinned that she could pass for white.
William Lewis - This character is the oldest mulatto child of Cora Lewis and Colonel Norwood and is dark-skinned like his mother. At twenty-eight, he has no ambition to be anything...
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