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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

When Emma Met James Agee

In 1941 James Agee wrote Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, documenting the lives of sharecroppers in the South (with photographs by Walker Evans). In 1990, Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson published a follow-up volume to Agee’s masterpiece of reportage, entitled And Their Children After Them: The Legacy of “Let us now praise famous men”: James Agee, Walker Evans, and the Rise and Fall of Cotton in the South, going back and revisiting the same families Agee and Walker had documented.
In this video sharecropper Emma Woods speaks with Maharidge about her encounter with Agee.

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