Max Disher: a tall, young, dapper black man who believes the things needed for a black man to be happy are "yellow money, yellow women, and yellow taxis". Has a slightly "satanic cast." Tried to ask for a dance with Helen Givens but was rejected. Matthew Fisher: a reborn, whitened Max Disher after the Black-No-More process. He moves back to his hometown, Atlanta, Ga., and joins a white supremacy group - the Knights of Nordica - where he becomes the Grand Exalted Giraw. He runs multiple scams in order to earn more money. The novel is the story of his devolution into evil. In the end, he would have chosen to sacrifice his newborn child to maintain his power, money and facade. Knights of Nordica
Rev. Henry Givens: the Imperial Grand Wizard of the Knights of Nordica, he allows "anthropologist" Matthew Fisher to play a big part in the Knights of Noridca, and also allows Fisher to meet his daughter. This ex-evangelist was driven solely by money, but later accepts the black baby that Matthew and his daughter produce. Helen Givens: rejected Max Disher at the Honky Tonky Club in Harlem. She is described as "so much more ignorant than she was beautiful." She was the daughter of Rev. Henry Givens and despised all people that were “lower” than her. She meets Matthew Fisher in Atlanta, and they marry and expect a child. Bunny Brown: the friend of Max Disher in New York. He follows in the Black-No-More process and relocates to Atlanta where he aids Matthew Fisher in his schemes as Grand Exalted Giraw. He ends up with a "sweet Georgia brown." NSEL
Dr. Shakespeare Agamemnon Beard: founder and president of the N.S.E.L. (National Social Equality League) who denounced Caucasians but secretly admired them, and promoted the greatness of the Negroes but really pitied and despised them. He later acted as a spy under the project headed by Buggerie and helped steal the information for the GOP. Also this character was described as a socialist. This character is a parody of W.E.B. Du Bois. Significance of name: Shakespeare (applied to W.E.B. Du Bois) - Acts more as a figurehead and may be given more credit than actually deserved. Agememnon (applied to W.E.B. Du Bois) - Reference to Greek myth. Shows how Du Bois picked and chose which blacks to help: only those that were "pure." Beard (applied to fictional character only) - Symbol of shady character. Will refer to later on as how the character acts as a spy and works on the statistical project. Santop Licorice: he was a member of the N.S.E.L. and also was the founder and leader of the Back-to-Africa Society, and also attempted to get the Negro leaders to join the Committee for the Preservation of Negro Racial Integrity. Also Licorice became extremely happy when Dr. Beard was proven wrong, and he was proven right. He is a parody to Marcus Garvey who promoted “Back to Africa!” and founded the Black Star Line. That was a boat that tried to carry blacks back to Africa but they did not succeed. Dr. Napolean Wellington Jackson: The secretary. He is later seen in the book again as Rev. McPhule at Happy Hill. His character helps shows how those that who have been opressed and gain power often times become harsher than their oppresors. ASA
Arthur Snobbcraft:the president of the Anglo-Saxon Association, who is also running for Vice President of the Democratic Party. Believes that everyone not of pure Caucasian ancestry must be disenfranchised and begins a genealogy project with the goal to reveal who was of Negro descent. He later gets killed by a mob while attempting to run away because they entire nation found out that he had a black ancestor. Dr. Samuel Buggerie: statistician of a great New York insurance company. He was also very respected and the author of several books and periodicals. Buggerie was a professional Anglo-Saxon and completed the statistics on who was black and who was white. Killed alongside with Snobbcraft. Black-No-More
Dr. Junius Crookman: an upper class black physician, who created...
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