This person is a poet and the author of the book.
Mary Sampson Patterson, Langston's Grandmother
This is the person who took over childcare for the author when his mother was unable to care for him.
This is a family friend who took care of the author when his family was not available and encouraged the author's religious development.
This person was not around for much of the author's life but wanted the author to work and help support the family rather than attend college.
James Hughes, Langston's Father
This person is a wealthy rancher in Mexico who cares about money more than people, and does not like black people.
This person is the author's younger half-brother to whom he gave a monkey from Africa.
Homer Clark, Langston's Stepfather
This person is the author's step-parent and was a very good...
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