Song of Solomon Setting & Symbolism

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Seven Days Vigilante Group

The Seven Days group is a vigilante group of African-Americans who seek revenge for wrongs done to African-Americans by murdering innocent whites. There are seven members, each assigned a different day of the week. The men kill whites on the same day of the week a black person is murdered, and in the same manner. Henry Porter, Robert Smith, and Guitar Baines are members.

Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital is where Milkman was born. He was the first African-American child to be born in the hospital, which is attributed to the fact that Milkman's mother, Ruth Foster Dead, is the daughter of Dr. Foster, who was the first black doctor in the town. Robert Smith attempts to fly by jumping off the roof of Mercy Hospital.

Montour County

Montour County is the area in Pennsylvania where Milkman's grandfather, Macon Dead I, lived. Milkman travels to...

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