- Tom Robinson
- Black man, lives in outskirts of Maycomb in Black community with wife and children.
- Has worked at the same place for 8 years
- Befriended Mayella Ewell. Felt sorry for her so helped her with small chores without pay
- Speaks well at his trial. Good English for a Blakc person in those times and politely
- Accused of raping Mayella even though he is innocent
- Left arm left crippled due to an accident at work - could not have injured Mayella
- Killed whilst trying to escape from Prison