BOOKS BY LILLIAN E. SMITH
Strange Fruit (1944), an interracial love story, a novel, that later was translated into a Broadway play
Killers of the Dream (1949)
The Journey (1954), autobiographical reflections and social commentary based on a driving tour of coastal Georgia.
Now Is the Time (1955), published in the immediate wake of Brown v. Board of Education, urging full compliance with the decision and offering a strong defense of America's moral obligation to civil rights. New edition (2004), with Afterword by Will Brantley
One Hour (1959), a novel containing a powerful denunciation of McCarthyism
Memory of a Large Christmas (1962)
Our Faces, Our Words (1964), a tribute to the direct nonviolent resistance of the civil rights movement
The Winner Names the Age: A Collection of Writings (1978)
From 1936 to 1945, Lillian Smith and Paula Snelling edited the small literary magazine, Pseudopodia (later changed to North Georgia Review and then to South Today) meant to promote their anti-racist ideals and to publish both white and black writers.
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Lillian E. Smith wrote from her full heart, her keen mind, and her relentless conscience and with a determination that the human race would eventually get her message, "the" message, a message which was a long time coming and ignored by many of her fellow white southerners well into the 1960s and sadly beyond. It seems in retrospect that the subjects of desegregation and human rights could wait no longer. Her writing is intelligent, pointed and filled from beginning to end with compassion and a sure sense of rightness, concern and care for the world's society and its right use of will.