The following is a list of those featured in the film (in order of appearance) with their family connection to assist viewers and facilitators in understanding the genealogical and concurrent relationships.  See also Woodlands Families Genealogy.

Charles, Rhonda, and Felicia discussing race relations at Woodlands. 


Rhonda Kearse (narrator), descendant of Jim Rumph, overseer of Woodlands who stayed on at Woodlands Plantation after the Civil War 

Charles A. Orr (narrator), descendant of Isaac Nimmons, coachman of Woodlands who left the plantation after the Civil War

Felicia Furman (narrator), descendant of William Gilmore Simms, last slaveowner at Woodlands Plantation

Margaret Kearse, Rhonda’s mother, descendant of Jim Rumph

Dorothy M. Manigault, Rhonda’s great aunt, descendant of Jim Rumph

Bessie Laboard Brown (1905 – 1996), granddaughter of Jim Rumph and Sallie and Wilson Laboard

Annette Beckett, Rhonda’s sister, descendant of Jim Rumph

Carl Buck (1925 – 2007), Felicia’s cousin, great grandson of William Gilmore Simms

Elliott "Junior" Manigault, Jr. (1925 - 2008), great grandson of Jim Rumph

Mary Simms Furman, Felicia’s mother, great granddaughter of William Gilmore Simms

Collette Crawford, cousin of Charles Orr, descendant of Isaac Nimmons

James Pressly, Felicia’s nephew, descendant of William Gilmore Simms

Edward Buck, Felicia’s cousin, son of Carl Buck, descendant of William Gilmore Simms

Simms Oliphant, Felicia’s cousin, descendant of William Gilmore Simms

George Rowe III (about 1930 – 2007), descendant of George Rowe

Aquarius Rowe, grandson of George Rowe III