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Don West (1906-1992)

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Creator:Lorence, James J.
Title:Don West (1906-1992)
Date:2004 Dec. 16

Encyclopedia article about Don West, a north Georgia native who achieved success as one of the foremost southern regional poets of the twentieth century. He was at different times a labor organizer, political radical, preacher, progressive educator, and outspoken spokesperson for human equality in the generation before the civil rights movement. Although he is best known for his literary works, West was also an effective proponent of the Social Gospel, embraced by some of the South's most dedicated religious reformers.

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Subjects:West, Don | Social reformers--Southern States | Poets--Southern States | Southern States
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2004-12-16
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