Lillian Smith

This week on From the Vault we bring you a recording from of one of the first prominent white southern women to denounce racial segregation, author Lillian Smith, reading from her 1964 book, Our Faces, Our Words. Although, probably best known for her stunning 1944 novel Strange Fruit, this human rights advocate spellbinds once again with her southern lyrical rhythm as she reads from her latest novel.

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