Grandmother’s son, and Linda’s uncle. Although most of Grandmother’s children are sold away from her, she manages to purchase Phillip’s freedom. As a free man, he becomes a respected figure in the black community; he’s very resourceful and helps hide Linda in the shed after her escape. Linda is surprised to see that the city newspaper publishes an obituary for him upon his death, a privilege almost never extended to African Americans.
Phillip Character Timeline in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
The timeline below shows where the character Phillip appears in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Four: The Slave Who Dared to Feel Like a Man
Chapter Eleven: The New Tie to Life
Chapter Nineteen: The Children Sold
Chapter Twenty: New Perils
Chapter Twenty-One: The Loophole of Retreat
Chapter Twenty-Five: Competition in Cunning
Chapter Twenty-Six: Important Era in My Brother’s Life
Chapter Twenty-Eight: Aunt Nancy
Chapter Twenty-Nine: Preparations for Escape
Chapter Thirty: Northward Bound
Chapter Forty-One: Free At Last
Grandmother lives long enough to hear of Linda’s freedom before her death. Soon afterward, Uncle Phillip dies as well. Linda is surprised to see his obituary published in the newspaper—normally, such... (full context)