Category Archives: Justus (May)

My Town’s Desegregation Battles

Yesterday Sewanee, Tennessee had a ceremony honoring those families, including my own, involved in a historic civil rights suit 50 years ago.

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My Memories of a Mountain Writer

May Justus, an Appalachian author who wrote children’s books and poetry, has a great poem about windy weather. Recalling it recently brought back other memories of this remarkable woman.

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