Lillian Smith

Novelist, Author

1897 – 1966

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Who was Lillian Smith?

Lillian Eugenia Smith was a writer and social critic of the Southern United States, known best for her best-selling novel Strange Fruit. A white woman who openly embraced controversial positions on matters of race and gender equality, she was a southern liberal unafraid to criticize segregation and work toward the dismantling of Jim Crow laws, at a time when such actions almost guaranteed social ostracism.

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Born
Dec 12, 1897
Jasper
Also known as
  • Lillian Eugenia Smith
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Piedmont College
  • Peabody Institute
Died
Sep 28, 1966

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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