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Melissa Fay Greene (b. 1952)

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Creator:Ruppersburg, Hugh
Title:Melissa Fay Greene (b. 1952)
Date:2003 Nov. 5

Encyclopedia article about Melissa Fay Greene whose award-winning books Praying for Sheetrock and The Temple Bombing chronicle dramatic episodes in the civil rights movement in Georgia. Focusing on individuals who played important roles in these events, Greene vividly illuminates issues and conflicts that shaped the state in the later half of the twentieth century. Greene attended Oberlin College and worked with her husband at the Georgia Legal Service Program. She is among a growing number of authors who write literary nonfiction.

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Subjects:Greene, Melissa Fay | Women authors, American--Georgia | Georgia
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:2003-11-05
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