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Charlie Clark
Fictional Character
The Disunited States of America
POD: July, 1787
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Virginia
Date of Death: AD 2097
Cause of Death: Lightning Strike
Occupation: Janitor

Charles "Charlie" Clark (d. 2097) was the town janitor for Elizabeth, Virginia, and the head of the only Negro family in town.[1] To most, Clark appeared to be a goodnatured person, content with his station in life.[2]

In truth, Clark was as angry at the hierarchy of Virginia which placed whites on top as much as every other Negro. In the lead-up to the war between Virginia and Ohio, Clark, among other Negroes, received a substantial number of firearms from Ohio. Before he could put them to use, however, Clark was killed on Jephany Knob when he was hit by ligthening during a storm.[3] Justin Monroe and Beckie Royer discovered the body days later, and dutifully called the sheriff, Chester Cochrane.[4] Cochrane was surprised that Clark, who seemed trustworthy, was involved in such a plot.[5]

Most people didn't appear to know Charlie Clark's last name. Beckie Royer didn't learn it until after his death. For both Beckie and Justin, Charlie Clark was a symbol of everything wrong with the Virginia system. Beckie had the luxury of broaching that subject. Justin, the denizen of another timeline, did not.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Disunited States of America, pg. 107, HC.
  2. Ibid., pgs. 108-109.
  3. Ibid., pg. 114.
  4. Ibid., pgs. 114-117.
  5. Ibid., pgs. 117-119.
  6. Ibid., pgs. 117-120.

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