Charlie Simms is the father of the Simms children, and he’s described as “a mean-looking man.” He pushes Cassie off the sidewalk because she accidentally bumps into his white daughter. Though his family has a similar economic situation as the Logans, he believes he and his family are superior because they are white.
The timeline below shows where the character Charlie Simms appears in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...trying to understand what just happened. As she’s walking, she accidentally bumps into Lillian Jean Simms, who demands that Cassie apologize for running into her. Cassie apologizes, but it’s not enough... (full context)
...Ma tries to interrupt and keep Cassie from telling him about the incident with the Simms. Cassie forges on, however, and tells Uncle Hammer about Mr. Barnett and then the incident... (full context)
...home, Mama tells the children what happened. When the fire started, Mr. Granger stopped the Simms and the Wallaces from hanging T.J. and instead got everyone to fight the fire. Cassie... (full context)