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Disrupters & Interlopers: James Saxon Childers

Writer, editor, journalist, and teacher James Saxon Childers is far from a household name. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1899 and was raised there, then he was educated at Oberlin College and at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. He returned to Birmingham in 1925 and taught English at the private liberal-arts college Birmingham-Southern until 1942. During that time, he wrote and published three novels, among them the bluntly titled A Novel about a White Man and a Black Man in the Deep South in 1936. The novel’s anti-segregation theme… Read more Disrupters & Interlopers: James Saxon Childers