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.

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Eudora Welty in 1962

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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.

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
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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.

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.

Byron De La Beckwith

American white supremacist and Klansman from Greenwood, Mississippi, who assassinated the civil rights leader Medgar Evers on June 12, 1963.

American white supremacist and Klansman from Greenwood, Mississippi, who assassinated the civil rights leader Medgar Evers on June 12, 1963.

Where Is the Voice Coming From? (1963), a short story by Eudora Welty, was published in The New Yorker on July 6, 1963. Welty, who was from Jackson, Mississippi, later said: "Whoever the murderer is, I know him: not his identity, but his coming about, in this time and place. That is, I ought to have learned by now, from here, what such a man, intent on such a deed, had going on in his mind. I wrote his story—my fiction—in the first person: about that character's point of view." It was published before De La Beckwith's arrest. So accurate was her portrayal that the magazine changed several details in the story before publication for legal reasons.

First edition cover

The Robber Bridegroom (novella)

First edition cover

The Robber Bridegroom is a 1942 novella by Eudora Welty.

First edition cover

Music from Spain

First edition cover

"Music from Spain" is a short story by Eudora Welty, published in 1948 as a limited edition monograph by the Levee Press in Greenville, Mississippi, and as a part of the short story collection The Golden Apples in 1949.

Rea Award for the Short Story

Annual award given to a living American or Canadian author chosen for unusually significant contributions to short story fiction.

Annual award given to a living American or Canadian author chosen for unusually significant contributions to short story fiction.

1992 Eudora Welty

original Broadway poster art

The Robber Bridegroom (musical)

Musical with a book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry and music by Robert Waldman.

Musical with a book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry and music by Robert Waldman.

original Broadway poster art

The story is based on the 1942 novella by Eudora Welty of the same name, with a Robin Hood-like hero; the adaptation placed it in a late 18th-century American setting.

PEN/Malamud Award

Awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

Awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

1992 - Eudora Welty

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) is a canonical piece of children's literature and one of the best-selling books ever published.

St. Louis Literary Award

The St. Louis Literary Award has been presented yearly since 1967 to a distinguished figure in literature.

The St. Louis Literary Award has been presented yearly since 1967 to a distinguished figure in literature.

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) is a canonical piece of children's literature and one of the best-selling books ever published.

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