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Prizes for Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South

RO-22364-92
Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South
William Chafe, Duke University

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Prizes for Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South (Book)

Lillian Smith Book Award [link]
Date: 12/31/2002 12:00:00 AM
Organization: Southern Regional Council [link]
Abstract: Writer Lillian Smith refused to separate the seemingly conflicting roles of artist and activist. Although she rarely identified herself with any organization, Smith was deeply respected and sought after by those who actively worked for justice in the South. She played a major role in supporting, advising, and criticizing the work of such national and regional organizations as the Southern Conference for Human Welfare, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Congress of Racial Equality, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Southern Regional Council. The Lillian Smith Book Awards honors those authors who, through their writing, carry on Smith's legacy of elucidating the condition of racial and social inequity and proposing a vision of justice and human understanding.


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