The Kentucky Cycle Characters

Robert Schenkkan
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Franklin Biggs

Franklin Biggs is a black man, descended from Sallie Biggs, Michael Rowen's slave. He "controls" the African-American population in Howsen County. He makes deals with both Joshua and James, neither of whom seems to really like him, but he does not care. He gets what he wants for his community. He is a successful business man, who can deliver the "black vote" and can influence his community to go along with whatever Blue Star Mining wants. Franklin also lacks any connection to the land and does not share in Joshua's joy at seeing the wolf.

Tommy Jackson

Tommy is Mary Anne's husband. He has been in love with her for most of his life. He took a mining job when all the farm land was sold to the Blue Star Mine. He works hard and tries to help with the unionizing effort, but gets frightened at the...

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