Go Tell It on the Mountain

by

James Baldwin

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Sister McCandless Character Analysis

A member of the Temple of the Fire Baptized. Sister McCandless is “one of the biggest and blackest [women] God has ever made,” and she has a loud, booming voice that is perfect for preaching and praying. She travels the nation with the other preachers and spreads the word of God. She is one of the holiest members of John’s church, and she is present the night John is saved on the threshing-floor.
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Sister McCandless Character Timeline in Go Tell It on the Mountain

The timeline below shows where the character Sister McCandless appears in Go Tell It on the Mountain. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: The Seventh Day
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...him to help you pray,” Elisha says. Suddenly, the church doors open, and two saints, Sister McCandless and Sister Price enter. “Praise the Lord, son,” they say. Sister McCandless is a big... (full context)
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Sister Price and Sister McCandless visit with Elisha and John a bit, mostly talking about how wonderful Father James is.... (full context)