AfriGeneas Writers Forum
Mississippi and the Novelist Craft
Greetings Afrigeneas Writers:
The University of Mississippi's webpage entitled "Civil Rights, Mississippi, and the Novelist's Craft" commemorated the 40th anniversary of its integration.
The introduction described this extraordinary exhibition:
"It is said that art imitates life. The authors showcased in this exhibit have chosen to utilize the very real drama of the Civil Rights Movement within their own fictional creations. Five of the writers, in fact, were directly inspired by three infamous episodes in Mississippi's history.
Using examples from this thematic genre, various steps in the writing and publishing process are also displayed - from an author's personal notes, to the last page of a typed manuscript, and an uncorrected advance galley that the publishers provide to book dealers and reviewers."
Click on the link below to read the words of black and white writers. Many of their stories were centered on Emmett Till, Medgar Evers and the Freedom Summer.