By Darlene O'Dell
In southern graveyards during the first a long time of the 20 th century, the
accomplice South was once venerated via tombstones and memorials, in accomplice flags, and in
Memorial Day speeches and burial rituals. Cemeteries spoke the language of southern reminiscence, and
identification was once displayed in ritualistic form—inscribed on tombs, in texts, and in physically memories
and messages. Katharine DuPre Lumpkin, Lillian Smith, and Pauli Murray wove websites of regional
reminiscence, rather accomplice burial websites, into their autobiographies as a manner of
emphasizing how segregation divided greater than simply southern landscapes and
Darlene O'Dell the following considers the southern graveyard as one in all three
websites of memory—the different being the southern physique and southern memoir—upon which the
region's catastrophic race kin are inscribed. O'Dell indicates how Lumpkin, Smith, and Murray,
all witnesses to commemorations of the Confederacy and efforts to keep up the social order of
the recent South, contended via their autobiographies opposed to misplaced reason types of southern
id. websites of Southern reminiscence elucidates the ways that those 3 writers joined in
the discussion on local reminiscence through putting the lifeless southern physique as a domain of reminiscence within
In this specified examine of 3 girls whose
literary and private lives have been vitally involved in southern race family members and the struggle
for social justice, O'Dell presents a telling portrait of the bothered highbrow, literary,
cultural, and social historical past of the yank South.
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Sites of Southern Memory: The Autobiographies of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, Lillian Smith, and Pauli Murray by Darlene O'Dell