Title Profile & Character Information

Some Sing, Some Cry

Annotation
Groundbreaking and heartbreaking, this triumphant novel by two of America's most acclaimed storytellers follows a family of women from enslavement to the dawn of the twenty-first century.


Characters
NameMayfield, Elizabeth
GenderFemale
OccupationSlave
TraitAfrican American

NameMayfield, Eudora
GenderFemale
TraitAfrican American

NameLizzie
GenderFemale
OccupationSinger
TraitsAfrican American
Single mother

GenreEpic
Fiction
Historical
TopicsPlantation life
History
Freed slaves
Civil rights movements
Tragedy
Emotions
Grief
Gang rape
Journeys
Life changes
Abandoned children
African American families
Emotional trauma
SettingSouth Carolina
New York