This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1809, Alabama author J. H. Ingraham is born in Portland, Maine.
  • In 1916, Alabama author Amelie Rives's play The Fear Market opens on Broadway.
  • In 1926, Alabama author Elise Sanguinetti is born in Anniston, Ala.
  • In 1944, Alabama author Angela Davis is born in Birmingham, 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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