Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty in 1962
The Eudora Welty House
Welty is presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter in 1980
Welty's headstone at Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi

American short story writer, novelist and photographer, who wrote about the American South.

- Eudora Welty
Eudora Welty in 1962

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Library of America

Nonprofit publisher of classic American literature.

Nonprofit publisher of classic American literature.

The initial organizers included American academic Daniel Aaron, Lawrence Hughes, Helen Honig Meyer, and Roger W. Straus Jr. The initial board of advisers included Robert Penn Warren, C. Vann Woodward, R. W. B. Lewis, Robert Coles, Irving Howe, and Eudora Welty.

Harvard University Press

Publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.

Publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.

Kittredge Hall, home to Harvard University Press

Notable authors published by HUP include Eudora Welty, Walter Benjamin, E. O. Wilson, John Rawls, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Jay Gould, Helen Vendler, Carol Gilligan, Amartya Sen, David Blight, Martha Nussbaum, and Thomas Piketty.

The New Yorker

American weekly magazine featuring journalism, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

American weekly magazine featuring journalism, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

May 30, 1925 cover by Ilonka Karasz, a regular cover artist for The New Yorker
Image of Alfred d'Orsay (1801–1852), published by James Fraser (1783–1856).
Barry Blitt's cover from the July 21, 2008, issue of The New Yorker

In subsequent decades, the magazine published short stories by many of the most respected writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including Ann Beattie, Sally Benson, Maeve Brennan, Truman Capote, Rachel Carson, John Cheever, Roald Dahl, Mavis Gallant, Geoffrey Hellman, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Ruth McKenney, John McNulty, Joseph Mitchell, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, John O'Hara, Dorothy Parker, S.J. Perelman, Philip Roth, George Saunders, J. D. Salinger, Irwin Shaw, James Thurber, John Updike, Eudora Welty, and E. B. White.

First edition

The Optimist's Daughter

First edition

The Optimist's Daughter is a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction-winning short novel by Eudora Welty.

Ford at the Göteborg Book Fair 2013

Richard Ford

American novelist and short story writer.

American novelist and short story writer.

Ford at the Göteborg Book Fair 2013
Autograph session, Miami Book Fair International, 2014.

In Jackson, Ford lived across the street from the home of author Eudora Welty.

Evers at the White House in 1961

Medgar Evers

American civil rights activist and the NAACP's first field secretary in Mississippi who was assassinated by a white supremacist.

American civil rights activist and the NAACP's first field secretary in Mississippi who was assassinated by a white supremacist.

Evers at the White House in 1961
The rifle used by De La Beckwith to assassinate Evers
The Evers house at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive, now the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, where Medgar Evers was fatally shot after getting out of his car.
Medgar Evers's grave in Arlington National Cemetery in 2007
A statue of Evers at the Medgar Evers Boulevard Library in Jackson, Mississippi

Evers was memorialized by leading Mississippi and national authors both black and white: James Baldwin, Margaret Walker, Eudora Welty, and Anne Moody.

Logo of National Book Awards

National Book Award

For the National Book Award of the United States.

For the National Book Award of the United States.

Logo of National Book Awards
The medallions of National Book Awards

1991: Eudora Welty

Looking north on Serenade Drive

Mississippi University for Women

Coeducational public university in Columbus, Mississippi.

Coeducational public university in Columbus, Mississippi.

Looking north on Serenade Drive

Eudora Welty, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Jackson, Mississippi

Capital and most populous city of the U.S. State of Mississippi.

Capital and most populous city of the U.S. State of Mississippi.

The entire Choctaw Nation's location and size compared to the U.S. state of Mississippi
Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States and the city's namesake
"Raising the Stars and Stripes Over the Capitol of the State of Mississippi", engraving from Harper's Weekly, June 20, 1863, after the capture of Jackson by Union forces during the American Civil War
September 1863 map of the Siege of Jackson
Mississippi Old Capitol, downtown Jackson
centre
Map of Jackson in 1919
April 16, 1921 flood on Town Creek, a tributary of the Pearl River in Jackson. The photo is a view of East Capitol Street looking east from North Farish Street.
Standard Life Building, downtown Jackson
Old Greyhound Bus Station
Photograph of Jackson Mississippi taken from the International Space Station
Map of racial distribution in Jackson, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
1874 engraving in Scribner's Monthly of the Old Capitol, the seat of Mississippi's legislature from 1839 to 1903.
Jackson State University band "The Sonic Boom"
Millsaps College is one of several institutions in and around Jackson established before 1900.
Mississippi State Capitol
Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi
Lamar Life Building, downtown Jackson.
Veterans Memorial Stadium is the largest stadium facility in Jackson. Its parking lot often is used by employees of the University of Mississippi Medical Center nearby.

Author Eudora Welty was born in Jackson in 1909, lived most of her life in the Belhaven section of the city, and died there in 2001.

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences

One of the oldest learned societies in the United States.

One of the oldest learned societies in the United States.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences logo
The House of the Academy, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Throughout the Academy's history, 10,000 fellows have been elected, including such notables as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John James Audubon, Joseph Henry, Washington Irving, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Willa Cather, T. S. Eliot, Edward R. Murrow, Jonas Salk, Eudora Welty, and Duke Ellington.