This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1865, Alabama author Mary McNeil Fenollosa is born on her grandparents' plantation in southern Alabama.
  • In 1964, a television version of Alabama author Borden Deal's story "For the Love of Willadean: A Taste of Melon" is broadcast as part of the Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color series.

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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