Sunday July 25th 2010

Thought for the Day

“Faith and doubt both are needed
not as antagonists,
but working side by side
to take us around the unknown curve.”

~ Lillian Smith

Lillian Smith*Lillian Eugenia Smith

Born December 12, 1897
Bied September 28, 1966

Writer and social critic of the Southern United States, known best for her best-selling novel Strange Fruit (1944). A white woman who openly embraced controversial positions on matters of race and gender equality, she was a southern liberal unafraid to criticize segregation and work toward the dismantling of Jim Crow laws, at a time when such actions almost guaranteed social ostracism.

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