This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1917, a movie version of Alabama author Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews' book The Courage of the Commonplace is released.
  • In 1970, Alabama author Michelle Richmond is born in Demopolis, Ala.

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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