This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1811, The Mobile Centinel, Alabama's first newspaper, produces its first issue.
  • In 1917, Alabama author Celestine Sibley is born in Holley, Fla.
  • In 1977, Alabama author Florence Glass Palmer dies in Pensacola, Fla.
  • In 1987, a television version of Alabama author Paul Hemphill's book Long Gone is broadcast.
  • In 1932, Alabama sportwriter Bozeman Bulger dies in Lynbrook, N.Y.

From Sand Mountain to Bayou La Batre, Alabama’s literary heritage is as rich as its geography. This Goodly Land is a dynamic portal through which the world can explore Alabama’s diverse literary landscape. Join us on this tour of Alabama’s literary abundance, past and present.

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