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Jackie Woodson

Jacqueline “Jackie” Woodson is the main character, narrator, and author of the memoir “Brown Girl Dreaming.” Jackie is the daughter of Jack and Mary Ann Woodson, the granddaughter of Georgiana and Gunnar Irby, and the sister of Dell, Hope, and Roman. Jackie’s childhood in the 1960s and early 1970s is dealt with throughout the course of the memoir. This is especially important to the memoir because Jackie and her family are black. They often contend with segregation and racism in the novel. Jackie sees the divide between North and South ultimately pull apart her parents, as her father cannot understand why her mother would consider the South not only to be home, but a place to be loved and visited despite rampant racism and segregation. Jackie knows that, although she is born in Ohio, she has South Carolina running through her veins. When Jackie’s parents...

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