The main character of the story is Annie
Johnson. She lives in Arkansas in late 1903.
Her and her family lived with little money
and food. Then her husband told her one
day that he wanted to get a divorce and
move to Enid, Oklahoma. She was
devastated that he would do that and
leave her with barely anything and two
small boys to take care of.
“I looked up the road I
was going and back the
way I come, and since I
wasn’t satisfied, I decided
to step off the road and
cut me a new path.”
This quote is a good
description of the
character. She is
determined, courageous,
hardworking, loving,
brave, and confident. She
will never give up and will
always do what she has
to, to help her family.
Annie Johnson was determined and her mind was set to
take care of her family and keep them all together with
food, money and each other.
Inner Thoughts
Annie Johnson was a courageous and brave woman. She never wanted to give
up on her family.
Physical Appearance
Annie Johnson was tall, big boned, and African American. She was over six feet
Others Opinion
Annie Johnson was not the kind of person you would think she is. Back then you
were not considered much if you were a woman and African American, but she
was smart, caring and willing to put her life on the right path.
Annie Johnson is a
woman. She
thrives to achieve
her goal on
keeping her family
going, but not
being a domestic.
She achieves that
goal by making
bake goods and
staying up in the
early hours of the
morning and
cooking for
Annie Johnson is a
determined person.
Her mind is set in the
right direction. She
is willing to sacrifice
everything to keep
her family from
starving. She is
determined to find
work and she ends
up following
through and
conquering that
Annie Johnson is
brave and
courageous. She is
brave enough to
start her own
business and cut her
own path in her life.
Most women could
not get a job very
easily. Since she
was an African
American women it
made finding a job
even harder. But
she didn’t let
anything stop her
and followed her
Annie Johnson faced
many problems. One
big problem she faced
though was …
The main problem that
Annie Johnson faced was
that her husband was
divorcing her and moving
to Arkansas to become a
Preacher. He left Annie with
two young boys, not much
money, and little food.
Annie had a long road
ahead of her. She had to
find a job so she could get
money. She was defiantly
not being a homemaker. So
she thought of things she
could be and ended up
being a great baker/cook.
At the beginning of the story Annie
Johnson had a conflict with her
husband. Her husband wanted to
divorce her and move to Arkansas
and become a minister. He left her
with two young boys and not much of
anything. So she had to find a job.

The Story& Life of Annie Johnson