Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families Characters

J. Anthony Lukas
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Rachel Twymon

Rachel Twymon is the mother of six children and owns a clothing shop in Roxbury. Rachel is descended from two slave families, the Jenkins and the Walkers, who came to Boston for employment opportunities. Her father is Thomas Quinnie Walker and her mother is Helen Jenkins. Rachel has been rebellious as a child and attends the Brandeis Vocational High School. She has to quit and find a job before graduation to help with the family bills. She leaves home at the age of nineteen and has two sons, Richard and George by truck driver Eddie Jones. In 1957, she marries Sergeant Heywood Twymon. Rachel has four children with him. She works as a day worker to help support the family since Heywood is a heavy drinker. They eventually separate and Rachel soon moves to her parent's house where she remains until she legally separates from Heywood and begins...

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