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Pete, Sucker Wells, Baby Wilson, and Spareribs - neighbor boys in Mickís neighborhood.
Lucille Wilson - Alice Brannonís sister.
Grandpapa - Portiaís maternal grandfather, who runs a good farm and provides a sort of rural ideal for Portia.
Karl Marx "Buddy" Copeland - son of Doctor Copeland, though estranged for years.
Hamilton Copeland - son of Doctor Copeland, though estranged for years, who lives with his grandfather on the farm.
Miss Clara - woman in Texas from whom Jake Blount learned "the truth."
Lancy Davis - the young African-American boy who writes the winning essay for Doctor Copelandís essay contest under the title "My Ambition How I can Better the Position of the Negro Race in Society." His plan is to start a war, ban European Americans from the country, and if they slip in, give them no rights. He is killed in a race riot in the end.
Marshall Nichols - the African-American pharmacist, who urges amelioration when Willie is tortured by the white prison guards.
Louis - an African-American man who works in Biff Brannonís kitchen.
Simms - born again preacher who spends time trying to save Jake Blountís soul.
John Roberts - an African-American man of Doctor Copelandís generation. He is a postal clerk.