This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1892, Alabama naturalist and author Blanche Evans Dean is born on a farm near Brownsville, Ala.
  • In 1963, "Letter from Birmingham Jail," by Alabama author Martin Luther King, Jr., is published in The Christian Century.

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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