African-American educator, author and orator Booker T. Washington died today in 1915.
by Ronald Paxton Ground fog thick as a New England chowder enveloped the stooped figure in the old Confederate cemetery. A pale early morning sun fought bravely to penetrate the damp swirling mass. John "Cowboy" Howard stretched his back and groaned
Notes from the Louisiana Book Festival. A "sweet" book giveaway. Brad Pitt, Ignatius Reilly, first editions and the Fitzgeralds in Literary News. A fiction contest, Flannery O'Connor and Festival of Words in Literary Events. And "The New Deal" in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
The chill of winter lingered in the crest of the Tennessee Valley, its breath heavy and cruel against the crusted earth. But Annette could not be disheartened by the cold that seeped through the soles of her shoes and the worn threads of her clothes. Even now