Our Faces, Our Words: Read by Lillian Smith [Vinyl LP Record]

By: Smith, Lillian

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SA 916, from the Spoken Arts series presented by Arthur Luce Klein. Vinyl LP record in original sleeve. Record is very good with some light scuffs and scratches, primarily during the first minute of each side. Overall, sound is very good. The sleeve is very good with light wear, and some chipping to the upper right corner of the back side. Lillian Eugenia Smith (1897 – 1966) was a writer and social critic of the Southern United States, known most prominently for her best-selling novel Strange Fruit (1944). 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 virtually guaranteed social ostracism. One of the ways Smith started openly discussing the problems of segregation was during her counseling of campers at Laurel Falls, using it as a place to discuss modern social issues, like the dangers of inequality and how to improve their society as women. In 1955, the civil rights movement grabbed the entire nation's attention with the Montgomery bus boycott. By this time, she had been meeting or corresponding with many southern blacks and liberal whites for years and was well aware of blacks' concerns. In response to Brown v. Board of Education, the ruling that outlawed segregation in schools, she wrote Now Is the Time (1955), calling for compliance with the new court decision. She called the new ruling "every child's Magna Carta." This LP gathers monologues from her book Our Faces, Our Words (W.W. Norton, 1964) – an ode to the non-violent resistance of the civil rights movement – and includes; It’s a terrible sleep when you can’t wake up; You think about the three who were killed; We were there, man, and we knew we were there; and Nonviolence? Deep in my heart I wonder. (LPOS)

Title: Our Faces, Our Words: Read by Lillian Smith [Vinyl LP Record]

Author Name: Smith, Lillian

Categories: Records, Spoken Word,

Publisher: New Rochelle, NY, Spoken Arts, Inc.: not dated (c. 1964)

Binding: Record

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2637

Keywords: Radical Politics, Racial Equality