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Bigger's friend, with whom Bigger engages in petty crimes.
The housekeeper of the Daltons.
Bigger's employer who also owns the South Side Real Estate Company which discriminates against African-Americans, forcing them to remain within a prescribed section of the city called the Black Belt. Also, a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). A white liberal.
Bigger's employer. She is blind.
The daughter of the Daltons, whom Bigger kills.
Mary Dalton's boyfriend and a member of the communist party. Bigger frames him for the murder of Mary Dalton. When he is found to be innocent, he befriends Bigger.
A private investigator hired by the Daltons to find their missing daughter, Mary. He is a crude racist and anti-semite.
Bigger's girlfriend. Bigger involves her in the botched attempt to get kidnapping ransom money from the Daltons and then he rapes and kills her.
The defense attorney for Bigger Thomas, also a member of the Communist Party.
The State's attorney who prosecutes the murder cases against Bigger.
A minister who attempts to convert Bigger before he is put to death.
The judge for Bigger's trial.
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