Patricia Bell Scott’s The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice has won the Lillian Smith Book Award. Established in 1966 by the Southern Regional Council, this award honors those authors who, through their writing, carry on Smith's civil rights legacy. The awards will be presented Sept. 3 as part of the Decatur Book Festival.
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