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Mississippi Trial, 1955

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Marilyn Williams

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Transcript of Mississippi Trial, 1955

Mississippi Trial, 1955 Character Chart
Created By: MarMar Williams

Gramma Hillburn
Ronnie and Ralph
Ruthanne
Grampa Hillburn
Emmett Till
Byrant and Milam
Naomi Rydell
Harlan Hillburn
argues with his dad abundantly
does not like Greenwood
cares for his family- wants to make the right decisions
firm
overprotective
English professor
stubborn
Mom Hillburn
worries a lot
caring
wants his son to do the right thing
"....remember to do what's right."
Hiram Hillburn
wants to do the right thing
stubborn
argues with Harlan
misses Gramma
is friends with Emmett
crushing on Naomi
believes that race shouldn't define a person
teenager
concerned about Grampa
from Arizona
" I'm Hiram Hillburn, and I knew what I was going to do: I was going to do what was right."
R.C Rydell
older brother of Naomi
rude
doesn't like Negroes
does not enjoy his dad- has an abusive father
wants to start over in life
'bully'
Stubborn
Sees that blacks and whites should be separate
Misses Gramma
Old
Was associated with the murder of Emmett Till
Does not treat Harlan, like a father should treat a son- always argues with Harlan
Has a soft spot with Hiram
Does not do the right thing
Does not like Negroes
deceased
caring
warm-hearted
raised Hiram, when Harlan was at war
baker
immature
likes to dance together
old
'stupid'
naive
childish
They were dancing at night, randomly
gentle
younger sister of R.C
poor
emotional
crushing on Hiram
lives in Greenwood
has an abusive father
sweet, caring and loving
wears raggedy clothes
tries to protect Hiram from the trial
Mr.Paul
intellectual
"....maybe God put different kinds of people on earth do we can all learn to get along."
Hiram and Mr. Paul talk occasionally
knows what the right thing is
would speak up if it for the right thing
amazing cook
caring
strict (when she wants to be)
"...I do hope you've saved yourself a little appetite. You're going to hurt my feelings if you don't clean up all this food before you go." (very caring)
jokester
14 years old
from Chicago
murdered
manipulative
dare master- was dared to whistle at a white woman, and he did
is called BoBo
has a stutter
murderers of Emmett Till
was paid money to confess that they killed Emmett
liars
beat up his father
impulsive
"Givin' our lunch to a
nigger?
You must be as crazy as your pa was."
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