The Winner Names The Age: A Collection Of Writings

The Winner Names The Age: A Collection Of Writings By Lillian E. Smith, The Winner Names The Age A Collection Of Writings This volume collects Lillian Smith s speeches and essays under three headings In Addressed to the South they are a historical record of segregation and the opposition to segregation In Words That Ch
  • Title: The Winner Names The Age: A Collection Of Writings
  • Author: Lillian E. Smith
  • ISBN: 9780393088267
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Winner Names The Age: A Collection Of Writings By Lillian E. Smith, This volume collects Lillian Smith s speeches and essays, under three headings In Addressed to the South, they are a historical record of segregation and the opposition to segregation In Words That Chain Us and Words That Set Us Free, they discuss the power of language to change political and social situations, the necessity of respect for people s differences, the gThis volume collects Lillian Smith s speeches and essays, under three headings In Addressed to the South, they are a historical record of segregation and the opposition to segregation In Words That Chain Us and Words That Set Us Free, they discuss the power of language to change political and social situations, the necessity of respect for people s differences, the groping for meaning that we do, and the political role of the creative person The speeches and essays in Of Women, Men, and Autobiography deal with such topics as the difference in experience of women and men, the power and powerlessness of women, and the complexities of autobiographical truth.
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      Lillian Smith was a writer and social critic of the Southern United States, known best for her best selling novel Strange Fruit 1944 A white woman who openly embraced controversial positions on matters of race and gender equality, she was a southern liberal unafraid to criticize segregation and work toward the dismantling of Jim Crow laws, at a time when such actions almost guaranteed social ostracism.Lillian Eugenia Smith was born on December 12, 1897 in the America before women s suffrage to a prominent family in Jasper, Florida, the eighth of ten children Her life as the daughter of a middle class civic and business leader took an abrupt turn in 1915 when her father lost his turpentine mills The family was not without resources however, and decided to relocate to their summer residence in the mountains of Clayton, Georgia, where her father had previously purchased property and operated the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls.Now a young adult financially on her own, she was free to pursue her love of music and teaching for the next five years She spent a year studying at Piedmont College in Dest 1915 1916 She also had two stints at the Peabody Conservatory in Balti in 1917 and 1919 She returned home and helped her parents manage a hotel and taught in two mountain schools before accepting a position to be director of music at a Methodist school for girls in Huzhou, now Wuxing, Zhejiang , China While she was not a churchgoer and did not consider herself religious, it follows that her youthful Christian principals were challenged by the oppression and injustice she would witness there, and that this laid the foundation of her later awareness as a social critic.Her time in China was limited however by problems back home Her father s health was declining and she was forced to return home to the States in 1925 Back in Georgia, she assumed the role of heading the Laurel Falls Camp, a position she would hold for the next twenty three years 1925 1948 Laurel Falls Camp soon became very popular as innovative educational institution known for its instruction in the arts, music, drama, and modern psychology Her father died in 1930, and she was left with responsibility for the family business and the care of her ill mother It was this period of creative control over the camp, her ability to use it as a place to discuss modern social issues, combined with the pressures of caring for her ailing parents that made her turn to writing as an emotional escape.Lillian Smith soon formed a lifelong relationship with one of the camp s school counselors, Paula Snelling, of Pinehurst, Georgia, and the two began publishing a small, quarterly literary magazine, Pseudopodia, in 1936 The magazine encouraged writers, black or white, to offer honest assessments of modern southern life, to challenge for social and economic reform, and it criticized those who ignored the Old South s poverty and injustices It quickly gained regional fame as a forum for liberal thought, undergoing two name changes to reflect its expanding scope In 1937 it became the North Georgia Review, and in 1942 finally settling with South Today.In 1949, she kept up her personal assault on racism with Killers of the Dream, a collection of essays that attempted to identify, challenge and dismantle the Old South s racist traditions, customs and beliefs, warning that segregation corrupted the soul She also emphasized the negative implications on the minds of women and children Written in a confessional and autobiographical style that was highly critical of southern moderates, it met with something of a cruel silence from book critics and the literary community.In 1955, the civil rights movement grabbed the entire nation s attention with the Montgomery bus boycott By this time she had been meeting or corresponding with many southern blacks and liberal whites for years and was well aware of blacks concerns In response to Brown v Board of Ed

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    1. Fabulous collection of writings by Lillian Smith 1897 1966 , a writer of extraordinary power and an activist who refused the roles pushed on women of her time Raised in Florida, she lived the rest of her life, aside from school in Balti and three years teaching in China, in rural Georgia In her novels, essays, and lectures, she dissected her Southern culture and with clarity and passion laid bare the effects of segregation on both black and white Her most famous novel is Strange Fruit inspired b [...]


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