From Janie Crawford To Sula: Black Female Characters In Fiction We Love And Hate

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Shelby Cole, The Wedding by Dorothy West

Shelby Cole showed her family that love is bound in truth and that race and class have nothing to do with it. Shelby’s character was a pillar of strength even when she was unsure of her own identity. Shelby was a woman who showed readers that strength and resistance to the status quo is a hard achievement, but it’s extremely necessary.

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