This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Adolph - This character wears the most elegant hand-me-down clothes; he also thinks he is better that his peers.
Mr. Bird - See Senator John Bird
Senator John Bird - This character is pro-Fugitive Slave Law, but actually helps a runaway escape.
Mrs. Mary Bird - This character condemns the Fugitive Slave Law and declares that, if given the opportunity, she will disobey it.
Black Sam - See Sam
Misse Cassy - This character has power over her master, because she knows his weakness, namely superstition.
Aunt Chloe - This character gets a...
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