This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1865, Alabama author A. B. Meek dies in Columbus, Miss.
  • In 1921, Alabama author Eugene Walter is born in Mobile, Ala.
  • In 1953, Alabama author Rheta Grimsley Johnson is born in Colquitt, Ga.
  • In 1960, All the Way Home, a dramatic version of Alabama author James Agee's book A Death in the Family, opens on Broadway.
  • In 1998, Alabama author Margaret Walker dies in Chicago, Ill.

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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